Noisy Neighbour charged

Published: Friday, 15th March 2019

Offender ordered to pay £360 and is subject to a 12 month CBO

A Kettering resident who had his noise making equipment seized in January 2019 has pleaded guilty to breaching a Community Protection Notice, which required him to immediately refrain from causing nuisance by playing amplified music.

Simon Tuck of Jobs Court, Kettering, was ordered to pay a total of £360 by Northampton Magistrates Court on 26th February 2019, and is now subject to a 12 month Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) that requires him to prevent further nuisance or face 5 years in prison. This is the second CBO that the Council has been given for noise nuisance in the past 3 months.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“The Council has a wide range of enforcement powers to protect the quality of life of our residents. Most cases do not require a seizure of equipment or end in prosecution but we will pursue these avenues if needed. “