A Slough man has been forced to pay a total of £7,120.20 after the noise coming from his flat was having a serious and continuous adverse effect on his neighbours.

Derek Barrott, of Tamarisk Way, Slough was found guilty for breaching a noise abatement notice which was issued in October 2023 after causing a nuisance to his neighbours.

The court heard that despite Barrott receiving two seizure notices of noise making equipment in April and December 2023, he bought new equipment and continued to cause a nuisance.

Among the seized equipment were 10 guitars, two keyboards, a trombone, a violin, drum pads, a turntable and mixer, multiple speakers and amplifiers, microphones, a CD player, an equalizer and a TV.

Councillor Iftakhar Ahmed, lead member for community cohesion, planning, public health, public protection and leisure, said: “Despite warnings, letters and visits to his home, including seizures of the noise-making equipment, Mr Barrott had no intention of complying with the abatement notice. 

“This conviction and fine shows how the courts will support our efforts in ensuring our residents can live in their own homes in peace.”

He was found guilty in his absence at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Friday 8 March, under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was fined £1,000, must pay prosecution costs of £5,720.20 and a victim surcharge of £400, making a total of £7,120.20.