Stereo Equipment Seized From Noisy Neighbours

Worcestershire Regulatory Services have cracked down on anti social neighbours who refuse to turn their music down.

Warrants were executed at three addresses including two in Redditch and one in Worcester City.

Equipment including laptops, television, amplifiers and speakers were seized during the raids. The occupiers had ignored previous warnings and had failed  to comply with the terms of noise abatement notices served upon them. Criminal prosecutions are also being considered.

Officers acted before Christmas after investigating complaints that music was being played at excessive volume, often at unsociable hours, which had caused considerable noise nuisance to other residents. 

Steve Jorden, Head of Worcestershire Regulatory Services, said:  “This action sends a clear and strong message that this Service will act decisively in cases where excessive noise is causing misery to people in the community.

“We will not hesitate to use the powers that we have at our disposal in order to achieve this aim.”

Anyone who is troubled by noise nuisance problems is asked to contact Worcestershire Regulatory services on (01905) 822799.

From 1st June 2010 the County and District Council functions of Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing have been combined into a single Worcestershire Regulatory Service hosted by Bromsgrove District Council.