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York Pub Charged with Noise Nuisance Offence

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4:12pm 7th August 2012

City of York Council has successfully prosecuted a company and owner of a public house in York for failing to comply with a noise abatement notice.

Mr Peter Pendlebury and The Jubilee (2010) Limited were found guilty of causing a statutory noise nuisance from the Jubilee public house in York on 6 August 2011, in breach of an abatement notice which was previously served in June 2011, due to loud music from a live band.

Following the trial, at York Magistrates Court on 27 July 2012, Mr Pendlebury was fined £750 with costs of £900, whilst the Jubilee (2010) Limited was fined £4,000 with costs of £1,800.

Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Crime and Stronger Communities, said:

“Causing unwanted noise is not only a nuisance for those living nearby, it can also be a nuisance for those causing the noise too in cases where they end up receiving an unwanted noise abatement notice or a hefty fine. “

Helen Howlett, City of York Council’s Senior Environmental Protection Officer, said:

“We are pleased with the outcome of this case which shows how seriously courts consider the effects of noise pollution. City of York Council is hopeful that this case will also serve as a warning to other businesses to ensure that they properly consider the effects of noise from their premises”.

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