Equipment seized from noisy neighbours

09:31, Friday, 8th September 2023

Council officers, working alongside Humberside Police, have seized equipment from a Scunthorpe house after neighbours complained about loud music.

The occupier of the Porter Street property didn’t respond to previous attempts by the council to resolve the problem informally and was served with a noise abatement notice – which they also ignored.

A court warrant was issued and equipment including televisions, speakers and a subwoofer were seized.

The council can now proceed with a prosecution, which could result in the equipment being permanently confiscated and a large fine being imposed.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for environmental operations, said: “This is a successful result where we took decisive action following complaints from neighbours who simply shouldn’t have to put up with this kind of selfish, annoying and unreasonable behaviour.

“We will not tolerate this kind of anti-social behaviour within our communities and if the occupier had engaged with us then the situation could have been resolved much earlier.

“Officers gathered evidence and took action alongside our partners Humberside Police and I am pleased to see this upsetting situation resolved.”

For more information about noise control and how to make a complaint go to the Noise Control section of our website.