Worle woman in court over excessively loud music

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 August 2018

North Somerset Courthouse.

North Somerset Courthouse.

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A Worle woman has been fined hundreds of pounds for playing her music at an excessive volume.

Shanley Turner, of Madam Road, was found guilty in her absence at North Somerset Courthouse today (Friday).

North Somerset Council received complaints about excessively loud music in February this year.

Following an investigation, the authority served a noise abatement notice on her in May, requiring her ‘to take such action as may be necessary to prevent the playing of music at excessive volume’.

However, further complaints were made later that month and when council officers visited, they could hear loud music coming from Turner’s home.

In the officers’ opinion, the music was unreasonable and excessive and breached the abatement notice.

Officers visited again on June 4 with a warrant, and removed a portable television and some speakers.

Magistrates fined her £440, and ordered she pay costs of £574 and a £44 victim surcharge.

Councillor Peter Bryant, executive member responsible for environmental protection, said: “This kind of noise can have a really detrimental effect on people’s lives.

“I am satisfied with the outcome and this case shows we will take appropriate action where we have the evidence.”

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