Noisy Neighbours Silenced

Two Chiswick Residents Successfully Prosecuted

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Hounslow Council have successfully prosecuted two Chiswick residents after complaints about excessive noise from neighbours.

Dominic Whelan, of Florence Gardens, Chiswick was prosecuted for failing to comply with the requirements of an abatement notice. Following a guilty plea, he was given a conditional discharge for a year and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £100.

Jennat Bains, of Annandale Road, Chiswick also pleaded guilty to causing noise nuisance, and was fined £75, with costs of £100 awarded to the Council. Her equipment was seized and will be held for six months before being given to charity or destroyed.

Hounslow’s Head of Pollution Control, Gerry McCarthy, said:

“There are a number of ways in which neighbours can avoid causing nuisance. These prosecutions show we are determined to take legal action where our advice is ignored. ”

The cases were heard at Brentford Magistrates Court last month.

March 19, 2004