Noisy Chesterfield neighbour deprived of speakers

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A noisy neighbour won’t be getting his speakers back.

During a hearing at Chesterfield magistrates’ court, Stephen Yates was found guilty in his absence of causing a noise nuisance.

Yates, of Grove Way, Chesterfield, had previously been served a Noise Abatement Order by Chesterfield Borough Council for causing distress to his neighbours by repeatedly playing loud music.

His speakers were seized by council officers after he repeatedly broke the terms of the order.

Magistrates this week granted a confiscation order meaning that the speakers will not be returned.

Yates was also ordered to pay £200 in fines and costs.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, the borough council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Noisy and nuisance neighbours can be a real problem for our residents.

“In this case, the court recognised that our officers had tried to work with Yates to resolve the problem but he chose to ignore the steps that were put in place, which is why his property was confiscated.

“We will take all reports of noise nuisance seriously and will continue to take enforcement action where necessary.”