TWO Romford women have been fined a combined total of over £2000 for causing severe noise problems, following an investigation by Havering Council.
Kelly Napper, 39, of Mercury Gardens, Romford, and Tammy Byron, 37, of Cambridge Avenue, Gidea Park, were both found guilty by magistrates and have been ordered to pay a combined figure of over £2000.
Kelly Napper pleaded guilty by post at Romford Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 13 September. She was sentenced to pay a fine of £200.
She was also ordered to pay costs of £1,434.40 and a victim surcharge of £20. Napper was causing severe noise problems to her fellow neighbours by playing loud music frequently. Regularly raised voices and shouting could also be heard coming from her home at least two to three times a week. These instances would usually go on into the early hours of the morning. Despite repeated visits from the Council to reprimand Napper, the noise issue continued to escalate, leading to her eventual prosecution.
Although Tammy Byron pleaded not guilty at Romford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 16 September, the Council’s case was proved.
She was ordered to pay a fine of £150, costs of £530 and a victim surcharge of £20. An application to seize Byron’s two music systems was also granted by the court and the confiscated equipment is now in the Council’s possession.
Byron was causing severe noise problems to a large number of nearby residents, blaring persistently loud music and hosting parties and gatherings at her home which would go on until the early hours of the morning. Evidence gathered by the Council found that Byron’s parties started in April 2012 and were then held regularly until her prosecution on Wednesday, 16 September.
Cabinet member for public protection, Cllr Lesley Kelly, said: “We’ve had a series of successful noise disturbance cases which have gone in front of magistrates and ended in steep fines and musical equipment seized.
“This is because we aim to protect the very things that make Havering a welcoming place to live, and this does not include noisy and inconsiderate neighbours.”