By Connie Osborne Thursday 10 October 2013 Updated: 11/10 09:51
A PAIR of noisy neighbours who made residents lives a misery have had their speakers removed in a bid for silence.
Audio equipment and CDs were seized from properties in Crabbs Cross and Church Hill by Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) after the occupiers continued to play loud music and ignored formal warnings.
Officers from the service seized the equipment on last Thursday (October 3) after residents living in Evesham Road and Heronfield Close complained to WRS about loud music for long periods of time and at unsociable hours over several months.
Although the occupiers were issued with a noise abatement notice by Redditch Borough Council, which orders the noise to be stopped altogether or at limited times of the day, they failed to comply with it.
Coun Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire Regulatory Services joint committee chairman, said the distress excessive noise could cause should not be underestimated.
"In this case, a lot of neighbours were being affected and all our efforts to resolve the situation amicably had not worked. The perpetrators made no attempt to engage with our officers and so formal action was taken," she said.
"The message is clear. Excessive noise will not be tolerated and Worcestershire Regulatory Services will not hesitate to protect residents from unreasonable individuals that cause misery."
She added they were now considering prosecuting those responsible.
Anyone who is troubled by noise nuisance problems should contact Worcestershire Regulatory services on 01905 822799, or visit www.worcsregservices.gov.uk for more information and tips.
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