Mother and daughter fined for being too noisy

Mother and daughter fined for being too noisy

Mother and daughter fined for being too noisy

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A TEWKESBURY mother and daughter have been fined for being too noisy in their home.


The pair were taken to court after neighbours complained about the shouting and loud music coming from the house on Clarence Road in Tewkesbury.
 

Two neighbouring properties contacted Tewkesbury Borough Council about the noise, which led the council to investigate.
 

Despite several warnings, the borough council’s environmental health officers served an abatement notice, which required Mrs Spragg and her daughter to stop the noise.
 

But, the noise problem continued and officers witnessed a breach of the notice in April and found the noise to be excessive and disturbing.


The case went to Cheltenham Magistrates on Monday, July 16, but the defendants failed to attend.
 

A judgement was made in their absence and they each received a fine of £400, costs of £175 and an additional victim surcharge of £15.
 

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Lead Member for Clean and Green Environment Coun Jim Mason said: “We want our residents to enjoy living in Tewkesbury Borough so we take noise complaints seriously.
 

“This case highlights how important it is to take notice of warnings and abatement notices, because we will not ignore the issue and cases will be taken to court.”

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