Noisy neighbour ordered to pay £4,000

PUBLISHED: 10:15 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

Environmental health officers and the police confiscate equipment from the Pickford Hill property last August

Environmental health officers and the police confiscate equipment from the Pickford Hill property last August

MAGISTRATES have fined a noisy neighbour £2,000 and ordered all her sound equipment to be forfeited. Shelley Collarbone, of Pickford Hill, Harpenden, was also ordered to pay £2,000 costs to St Albans District Council plus a £15 victim surcharge, making a

MAGISTRATES have fined a noisy neighbour £2,000 and ordered all her sound equipment to be forfeited.

Shelley Collarbone, of Pickford Hill, Harpenden, was also ordered to pay £2,000 costs to St Albans District Council plus a £15 victim surcharge, making a total of £4,015.

A noise abatement notice had been served on her in August 2006 but she was found guilty at Watford Court of failing to comply with the notice. She was not present at the hearing on January 9 but was found guilty in her absence.

All her TVs, computers and CDs were confiscated by environmental health officers last August with the aid of a court warrant and magistrates subsequently ordered the equipment to be forfeited.

Cllr Anthony Rowlands, the district council's portfolio holder for community engagement and support, said: "This heavy fine should act as a warning to the small number of people prepared to blight their neighbours' lives with excessive noise that the council will not hesitate to go to court on behalf of residents who are on the receiving end of such utterly thoughtless behaviour.

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