Noisy neighbour given Asbo after number of complaints
A NOISY neighbour has been hit with an Asbo by Cheltenham Borough Council.
Deborah Cove, of Fairhaven Road, Cheltenham, was given an order after an investigation into her property by the town's noise inspectors.
The investigation by the council's environmental protection team was undertaken in tandem with Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Their inquiries were in relation to noise nuisance and other antisocial behaviour.
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The case comes after a court date in July, when an interim Asbo was granted.
The interim order was made to provide protection for affected neighbours until the case for a full order could be heard.
Magistrates said it was "just" at the time, but Mrs Cove claimed she was subject of a "witch hunt".
Police and council officers continued to work together after the interim order, because both organisations were still receiving complaints and informal methods did not result in a sustained improvement.
She was been given the full antisocial behaviour order after it was deemed the most suitable way to secure a positive outcome for the neighbouring residents.
The two-year Asbo details four conditions prohibiting Mrs Cove and visitors to her property from causing alarm, harassment or distress to others.
Councillor Peter Jeffries, cabinet member for housing, safety and communities, said: "The interim Asbo was obtained in July to give an immediate break from disturbance and antisocial behaviour for the complainants.
"Unfortunately, this did not stop the antisocial behaviour and so a full Asbo has been issued. I hope this now means the households affected can live without the disturbance they have been suffering.
"This outcome should act as a warning to others that antisocial behaviour is not acceptable and, working with our partner organisations such as the police, action will be taken where necessary."