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Seized noise-making equipment being sold

Published: Thursday, 4th July 2019



Noise-making equipment seized by Pendle Council’s Environmental Health team is set to be sold at auction on Monday (8 July).

Offenders are given the opportunity to reclaim their equipment after repaying the Council’s costs from seizing the equipment.

Carmela Lo Presti, Environmental Health Residential Team, explained: “If equipment isn’t reclaimed we can sell it six months later.

“Our latest seizures will be sold through an auction house, with the proceeds going towards the cost of our time monitoring their noise and taking the equipment.”

Equipment being sold includes two televisions, two computer monitors, a PlayStation 3, several speakers, a sound bar, microphone and a mixing desk.

The Council has the legal powers to take items that are being used to cause noise nuisance under the Noise Act.

The items were taken from two properties in Pendle following complaints from neighbours.

One Environmental Health Officer who visited a property in Pendlemist View, Colne, said that the music was so loud that the floors in a neighbour's property were vibrating.

He said that the noise was one of the worst cases he had ever experienced.

Councillor Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “Noise nuisance impacts on all aspects of our quality of life, causing stress and anxiety.

“No one should have to put up with noisy neighbours.”

Anyone who has problems with noisy neighbours should get in touch with Pendle Council and there’s advice on our website

The quickest and easiest way of gathering evidence is to download the Noise Nuisance App onto a smartphone and search for ‘noise nuisance’ in the App Store or Google Play.

This allows people to record noise as it happens, building up a diary of evidence to validate any noise complaint.

It can then be sent to Pendle Council at the touch of a button.

For more information, visit or type Noise Nuisance App into YouTube.