Council silences noisy neighbour is silenced

Residents of New Scott Street in Whaley Thorns can sleep a little easier at night after a noisy neighbour had her sound equipment seized for playing music too loud.

Bolsover District Council acted against Leanne Brandham (20) after she failed to heed its warnings about loud music causing noise nuisance to her neighbours.

Local residents had complained to the authority, alleging that they were subjected to loud music being played at the property at all hours of the day and night. After writing to the occupant warning her of her conduct and several visits from council officers witnessing the noise nuisance, a Noise Abatement Notice was served in January.

The council said this week that Leanne Brandham ignored these warnings and continued to play loud music, causing nuisance. So, last month council and police officers visited the premises with a warrant obtained from North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court in Chesterfield and seized the sound equipment.

Bolsover District Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Coun Dennis Kelly said: “The music was a very loud bass beat causing nuisance to residents.

“Miss Brandham had no regard for her neighbours and despite several warnings she continued to play loud music at all times of the day and night causing a great deal of distress. So we felt we had no alternative but to seize the equipment and put a stop to this unsociable behaviour.”

Coun Kelly added: “All we are asking is that people apply some common sense and a bit of common courtesy when they are playing music so it does not disturb neighbours or the whole street like it has on this occasion.”

The council says that residents experiencing noise problems can report them to the council on 01246 242424 or visit