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Council urges its residents to be considerate neighbours

16 April 2020
Thurrock Council is calling on residents to be aware of the noise levels in their homes and gardens as people follow government coronavirus (COVID-19) advice to stay home and protect lives.
The Environmental Protection team has received a large increase in calls from residents upset or distressed about nuisance neighbours. The top subjects of calls are:

Dog owner ordered to pay more than £12,000 in nuisance dog barking case

26 June 2019
A man who made his neighbours' lives a misery by keeping a house full of dogs has been fined almost £10,000 for failing to comply with a noise abatement notice.
On Monday (24 June) Basildon Magistrates' Court heard Abdullah Al-Hassan Chowdhury had been keeping up to 20 dogs at a house in Lea Road, Chadwell St Mary, with concerned neighbours having to log their complaints on an almost daily basis.

Thurrock man fined for noise nuisance

13 March 2019
A Purfleet resident has been prosecuted and fined for continued noise nuisance.
On Friday 8 March, David Kerr of Marine Court, Purfleet, was ordered to pay a £270 fine, £500 costs and a £30 victim surcharge at Basildon Magistrates Court. He was found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice served under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 after he continued to amplify speech and play loud music, disturbing his neighbours.