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Colne woman fined for loud music
6:10pm Saturday 7th July 2012 in Pendle
A COLNE woman has been fined £450 for playing her music too loud in her flat.
Lorette White must pay £400 costs and £50 compensation after being found guilty of four offences at her Peter Street flat by Reedley Magistrates' Court.
The court heard how in January this year, she twice breached an Abatement Notice, which was served to her on November 28 last year.
The notice, which prevents her from playing music at an unacceptable level, was given to her following several complaints about loud music.
A police officer and environmental health officer from the Pennine Night Time Noise Service witnessed the noise on January 10 and 19.
White received a conditional discharge from the court, which means if she doesn’t stick to the conditions of her Abatement Notice, she’ll be brought back to court.
Coun John David, who oversees noise nuisance in Pendle, said: “It’s totally unacceptable for people to behave in this way. This case shows that anyone who persists in making their neighbours’ lives a misery will be dealt with by the courts.”
Philip Mousdale, director (services) and deputy chief executive, said: “This prosecution is another success of the Pennine Night Time Noise Service.
“It allows people who have already registered a complaint with the council to call out an Environmental Health Officer between 8pm and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
“The service helps us to deal with night time noise quickly and effectively.”
To report a noisy neighbour or to get advice on a noise problem, contact the council’s environmental health team on 01282 661199 or visit www.pendle.gov.uk/neighbourhoodreg.