Resident fined for Anti Social Behaviour

Friday 24 May 2019 Resident fined for Anti Social Behaviour


An Ashfield resident has been prosecuted after failing to stop playing excessively loud music.

Jessica McHugh, 28, of Salterford Road, Hucknall, appeared in court and pleaded guilty to one offence of failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice on 26 October 2018.

Ashfield District Council started receiving complaints about excessive noise from loud music coming from her property in June 2018. Despite being warned about her behaviour, McHugh continued to play music at such a level that was causing a nuisance to her neighbours.

Following the issue of a Community Protection Notice, requiring her to stop playing loud music, they received further complaints that the music coming from the property continued to be loud and of an unreasonable level.

McHugh was prosecuted for failing to comply with the Community Protection Notice.

Sentencing McHugh, the magistrates imposed a fine of £60, costs of £85, and victim surcharge of £30.

Cllr Daniel Williamson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said “The Council will not tolerate behaviour like this from residents, we will not allow one individual to affect the lives of others with loud music or other anti-social behaviour.

“This prosecution demonstrates that the Council take complaints of anti-social behaviour seriously and we will continue to work with the Police and other agencies to tackle these problems. This outcome should act as warning to residents that we will not tolerate anti social behaviour. We’re committed to make Ashfield a place where people want to live and work.”