Corby Borough Council’s Environmental Services Team have seen a noisy neighbour prosecuted by Northampton Magistrates Court following a successful investigation into complaints.
Officers from Corby Borough Council attended Court on Tuesday 17th September 2019 for the prosecution of Mr Paul King of Mantlefield Road, Corby, for ongoing breaches of his Community Protection Notice under section 48 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, by continuing to play loud music at such a volume that it could clearly be heard in neighbouring properties, at an unreasonable frequency and duration. This was the next step after Environmental Services Officers seized items used in commission of those offences under a warrant executed by the Council with the assistance of Northamptonshire Police in July 2019.
Following a guilty plea, Mr King was fined £220.00, with a victim surcharge of £30.00 and the Council was awarded full costs of £419. The Court also made a Forfeiture Order for the Council to dispose of the items seized under warrant in a manner that they deem appropriate and in accordance with the legislation.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
‘This prosecution demonstrates our commitment to investigate noise complaints and where suitable and sufficient evidence is collected, to take action to the fullest extent of the law. Not only has the perpetrator been deprived of his noisemaking equipment but he has paid quite heavily in fines and costs for the privilege’.