‘We’ll kick you out warning’ to noisy Welwyn Garden City woman
A NOISY neighbour will be kicked out of her home if she plays loud music any time in the next three years.
That was the stark warning for council tenant Tina Bird of Lincoln Close, WGC after she faced magistrates in Watford.
As the WHT reported in March a stereo and television were seized from Ms Bird’s ground-floor flat after complaints about Elvis and Diana Ross hits blasting out at all hours.
Last week the 51-year-old was found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice, issued by Welwyn Hatfield Council, which required her to turn her music down.
Magistrates issued her with a bill of �1,265, which included a fine of �250 and court costs.
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The TV and stereo seized earlier in the year were also permanently confiscated.
Following the case Ms Bird agreed to the terms of a suspended possession order, valid for three years.
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If she breaches the order in the next three years, Welwyn Hatfield Council will evict her from the property in Lincoln Close.
Haldens and Panshanger Pc Paul Edmondson said: “This is a great result. Neighbours of the woman have been plagued by constant loud music for many months.
“We have worked closely with Welwyn Hatfield Council and special constables (volunteer police officers with full powers) under Operation Reprise to deal with the anti-social behaviour.
“I’d like to thank residents for their patience and for keeping log books, which helped build up a picture of the woman’s noisy behaviour.”
? Operation Reprise is an out-of-hours noise service, managed by Welwyn Hatfield Council environmental health officers and the police.
If residents are experiencing excessive noise disturbance they should call 0845 33 00 222.