South Wigston couple prosecuted for breach of Community Protection Notice
A couple from South Wigston pleaded guilty to breaching the community Protection Notice served by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council on them in respect of noise from barking dogs owned by them at their property.
Diane and Steve Wright of Landsdowne Grove, South Wigston were each served a community protection notice by the council after having received complaints from neighbours about noise from barking dogs at the property. Since the serving of the notice in September 2018 the Council received over 300 recordings from complainants.
In an attempt to address the complainants concerns the Council offered advice to the Wrights on anti-bark devices, training of the dogs, but these measures failed to resolve the situation.
As a result the Council was left with no option to but prosecute Mr and Mrs Wright under Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Oadby and Wigston Council’s Environmental Health Officer said “Residents should be able to live free from excessive noise which has a detrimental effect on the quality of their life. The council will always robustly deal with anti-social behaviour wherever it occurs”.
Mr and Mrs Wright, at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 12 June 2019, were each given a 12 month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £200 each towards the Council’s costs bringing the prosecution.