Borough Council of Wellingborough

Silence is golden for Finedon community

Published Wednesday, 04 December 2019

A noisy neighbour from Finedon, Wellingborough has had their equipment seized by the council and police.

Environmental Protection Officers from Wellingborough Council and officers from Northamptonshire Police attended an address in Finedon, Wellingborough on 27 November with a warrant to seize noise making equipment.

Officers successfully removed the offensive items which had been causing significant disruption to neighbours, following breaches of several notices which were served in July this year.

Amanda Wilcox at the Borough Council of Wellingborough, said: "Everyone makes noise watching TV or listening to music at home, but it shouldn’t have an impact on your neighbours. Continued disturbance at all hours of the day can cause significant disruption and we have a duty to enforce warrants and seizures to remove the equipment that is causing such havoc to people’s lives.

“We'd always recommend that people talk to the neighbours to try and resolve the issue themselves, but if that doesn't work out we will investigate and, if necessary, take action."

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Leigh Goodwin, said: “Noise nuisance can be a real blight to neighbours so I am pleased that we have executed this warrant in partnership with the Council and seized the equipment causing the issue in this case.  

“We work closely with the Council and other partner agencies to ensure that everyone has a safe and peaceful environment in which to live and will always investigate reports of anti-social behaviour and use the legislation available to us in order to crackdown on nuisance behaviour.

“This is a positive result for the Council which we were pleased to be able to assist with.”

Anyone concerned about noise can contact the council's environmental protection team on 01933 231 960 or by email at envprotection@wellingborough.gov.uk