A HAYES man has been ordered to pay almost £2,600 after ignoring a Noise Abatement Notice issued by Hillingdon Council. 

John Power, 58, of Findhorn Avenue, was fined £1,500 by Uxbridge magistrates. 

The court was told he regularly watched TV so loudly at his previous home in Juniper Way that it caused a severe disturbance to neighbours. 

One neighbour had been suffering from anxiety, sleeplessness and mental health issues as a result. 

Officers issued the abatement notice in 25 February after deeming the noise loud enough to be a nuisance.

But the court was told he had since breached the notice 11 times, as witnessed by officers, and the noise levels had been so bad one resident had been forced to report it to the council on 30 occasions. 

Power was found guilty in his absence at an earlier hearing in May.

Magistrates heard mitigation that he was playing the TV loudly to drown out the noise of neighbours’ footsteps and talking. 

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “We want residents to feel safe and happy in our borough. We won’t tolerate behaviour that cause harm or distress to others.” 

Power was also ordered to pay victim compensation of £150 and prosecution costs of £938.  

To report a noise nuisance, you can call the borough’s out-of-hours service on 01895 250111, or complete an online form.