Noisy Wallington neighbour faces the music

Noisy neighbour faces the music

Noisy neighbour faces the music

First published in News

A noisy neighbour has been forced to face the music after staging a loud party.

Simone White-Yule was served a noise abatement notice after residents of Rectory Lane, Wallington, complained about music blasting from her house during a summer party.

After this was ignored, Sutton Council gave her a fixed penalty of £100, which went unpaid.

White-Yule was brought before Croydon Magistrates' Court, where she pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the terms of the Noise Abatement Notice.

She was made to pay out a total of £415, made up from £300 for the offence, a contribution towards prosecution costs of £100 and a victims surcharge of £15.

Councillor Colin Hall, Sutton Council’s executive member for environment and climate change, said: "This goes to show that there’s no need to feel powerless against noisy neighbours.

"Ms White-Yule now has to pay over £400 which could have been saved by simply turning the music down.

"This should serve as a warning to inconsiderate neighbours - if you cause a nuisance then you will be made to pay."

Anyone wishing to report noise nuisance in Sutton can call the council on 020 8770 5070 or through the report it section at sutton.gov.uk

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10:32am Mon 23 Jan 12

Angela M says...

What constitutes a noise nuisance? My neighbours frequently have blazing rows in their garden in the early hours of the morning, and it's disturbing my sleep...
What constitutes a noise nuisance? My neighbours frequently have blazing rows in their garden in the early hours of the morning, and it's disturbing my sleep... Angela M
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3:55pm Mon 23 Jan 12

edstar says...

I suspect that this fine will be paid back at a rate of £1 a week from her benifits being paid to her by tax payers
I suspect that this fine will be paid back at a rate of £1 a week from her benifits being paid to her by tax payers edstar
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8:19pm Mon 23 Jan 12

Michael Pantlin says...

How sad that this local case had to be tried by Croydon Court because Sutton's Court was shut down in the face of dogged opposition thus denying us our local justice.
How sad that this local case had to be tried by Croydon Court because Sutton's Court was shut down in the face of dogged opposition thus denying us our local justice. Michael Pantlin
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