Council seizes noise equipment from Lansdown property
Published on 8th May 2014
Cheltenham Borough Council has taken action in response to a series of complaints about late-night noise coming from a flat in Lansdown.
After the occupier of the flat failed to comply with a noise abatement notice, officers from the council’s public protection team visited the Lansdown property on 25 April 2014 and seized equipment used to create the noise nuisance.
Police officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary also attended the seizure operation and had witnessed continued noise from the property on many occasions.
It is now very likely that the tenant will be prosecuted and, on conviction, the council will make a forfeiture order to ensure the equipment is not returned to the flat.
Officers continue to work with Guinness Hermitage Housing, who is now seeking possession of the property.
Gareth Jones, senior environmental health officer, said: “This is a good example of the fact that we take anti-social behaviour seriously and expect people to recognise the harm they can cause to their neighbours’ wellbeing.
“It’s rare that we have to take such extreme action, but in this case, the offender repeatedly ignored requests from the council, the police and his neighbours to stop the late-night noise, which resulted in a noise abatement notice and ultimately the seizure of his property.”
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