Published Thursday 12th September 13
A Rotherham resident has lost expensive music equipment after she pleaded guilty to noise nuisance offences.
A keyboard, amplifier and two floor standing speakers were the subject of a forfeiture order after Helen Cisarova pleaded guilty to three charges of noise nuisance on Wednesday September 4 at Rotherham Magistrates Court.
Cisarova of Eastwood, whose teenage son regularly disturbed her neighbours by playing loud music and causing anti-social behaviour, was also sentenced to a 24 month conditional discharge as well as being ordered to pay £300 towards the costs.
Cisarova had been originally investigated for causing noise nuisance in February by officers from the Council's Community Protection Unit. The following month, in March, a legal notice was served on her requiring her to take all necessary steps to stop the noise nuisance, after high levels of music came from her property on Selwyn Street on March 9.
However, following further complaints - on May 14, June 6 and July 6 - the Community Protection Unit obtained a warrant from the Magistrates Court authorising officers to enter her property and seize all her equipment capable of causing a noise nuisance.
This took place on July 12, when Council Officers, accompanied by South Yorkshire Police Officers from the Eastwood Safer Neighbourhood Team, entered Cisarova's home and seized the equipment.
Councillor Rose McNeely, the authority's Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods, said: "High noise levels have a serious impact on the quality of life for people and so the council will not tolerate serious persistent noise nuisance.
"The authority will do everything in its power to ensure that the public are protected from anti-social behaviour and this is an excellent example of council officers trying to improve the quality of life of neighbouring residents."