Fined: Cricklewood woman who played ‘heavy bassline’ rap or reggae music too loudly

Charlene Hall lives in Melrose Avenue (Photo: Google StreetView)

Charlene Hall lives in Melrose Avenue (Photo: Google StreetView) - Credit: Archant

A noisy resident who continuously rattled her neighbours by playing ‘heavy bassline’ music too loudly has been fined.

Charlene Hall of Melrose Avenue, made locals lives a misery by playing the music, described as rap or reggae, at a top volume throughout the day.

Willesden Magistrates’ Court heard when an officer from Brent Council visited her home after receiving complaints she refused to open the door.

The volume was assessed during a second visit which confirmed she was playing her music too loud.

Hall failed to show up at court but was fined £950 in her absence for noise pollution.

Cllr James Denselow, Brent Council’s cabinet member for stronger communities, said: “In Brent, we’re committed to ensuring that every resident feels safe, happy and relaxed in their homes.

“It’s important that any resident who feels unable to do this because of excessive noise, reports it to us so that our officers can investigate.”

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A spokeswoman for Brent Council’s nuisance control team, added: “It is imperative that the outcome of the court hearing is shared with Ms Hall’s landlord, as evidence of noise nuisance is evidence that she has also ignored the terms of her tenancy.”

Bogdan Estrate, of Alliance Close, Wembley, was fined £1,000 in March for playing loud folk music around the clock.

Related link: Fined: Wembley man who kept his neighbours up all night with loud folk music

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