Colne woman fined for playing music too loud

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A COLNE woman has been ordered to pay a total of £450 for playing music too loud in her Peter Street flat.

Lorette White must pay £400 costs and £50 compensation after being found guilty of four offences by Reedley Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard how, in January, she twice breached an abatement notice, which was served to her on November 28th, 2011.

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 two occasions in January.

Ms White received a conditional discharge from the court, which means if she does n’o stick to the conditions of her notice, she will 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, added: “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 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. 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 661199 or visit {http:// www.pendle.gov.uk/neighbourhoodreg|www.pendle.gov.uk/neighbourhoodreg}