Noisy neighbour who made ‘lives a misery’ fined £100

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A noisy neighbour from Halstead has been fined following a series of complaints.

Lisa Robertson, of Mitchell Avenue, pleaded guilty to two breaches of a noise abatement notice at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

The 34-year-old was served with a noise abatement notice by Braintree District Council in October following complaints about the levels of noise from her property.

The court heard council officers attended her home on two further occasions in January following more complaints of loud music being played.

In court, Ms Robertson apologised for the levels of noise. She received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £100 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Robert Mitchell, deputy cabinet member for place at Braintree District Council, said the authority took noise complaints very seriously.

“While the vast majority of our residents treat their neighbours with respect and understand the upset that noise nuisance can cause, sadly there are occasions when further action is required,” he said.

“As this case demonstrates, we will look to prosecute those individuals who disturb the peace and make local people’s lives a misery.”