Pink Zebra, Waltham Abbey, found guilty of breaching Noise Abatement Notice.
An operation led by Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) resulted in fines of nearly £5000 for 2 individuals at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 4 April 2023.
James Webster, Pink Zebra Premises Licence Holder and Coriosa O’Neil, Pink Zebra Designated Premises Supervisor pleaded guilty to 2 breaches of the Noise Abatement Notice.
Mr Webster was fined £2,051 with a victim surcharge of £820 and costs payable to the Council of £870. Total 3,741.
Ms O’Neil was fined £614 with a victim surcharge of £246 and costs payable to the Council of £290. Total 1,150.
Breaches of a Noise Abatement Notice
EFDC received a number of complaints regarding loud music at the Pink Zebra, a cocktail bar and club, in Waltham Abbey.
As a result EFDC’s Environmental Enforcement Team served Webster and O’Neil with a Noise Abatement Notice on 25 May 2022, under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
This notice required Pink Zebra to maintain the volume of music and amplified sound at a level that would not cause a nuisance to residents nearby.
Despite this action, complaints continued, leading to officers attending the area on 2 separate occasions in September and October 2022, witnessing breaches of the notice.
Councillor Ken Williamson, Cabinet Member for Technical Services said:
We take incidents of noise nuisance in our communities very seriously. Residents should be able to enjoy their homes without intrusive noise from nearby properties. In this case the Noise Abatement Notice was ignored and resulted in a hefty financial penalty.
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