Noisy neighbours are silenced
NOISY neighbours have been fined after letting barking dogs and computer games to disturb residents.
In hearings at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday, two residents were convicted of non-compliance with noise abatement notices in cases brought by Stroud District Council.
Ivan Wood pleaded guilty to causing unreasonable noise in a flat in Rangers Avenue, Dursley, on April 13, 2013.
Loud music or computer games played into the early hours of the morning prevented a neighbour from sleeping. He was ordered to pay a £110 fine, £20 victim surcharge and £365 costs.
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In the second case, Andrea Perrett pleaded guilty to allowing at least seven dogs at her property in Alderley, Wotton-under-Edge, to bark, whine and whimper.
Prolonged and extremely disturbing dog barking was witnessed by council officers as early as 5.20am.
District Judge Brown imposed a £70 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £400 costs on Perrett.