A BUILDING firm was fined £5,000 after Hillingdon Council caught it doing noisy work outside permitted hours.

The council prosecuted Westway Construction, of Boston Road, Hanwell, which was working at a site in Newport Road, Hayes.

The firm faced a charge of failing to comply with a Control of Pollution Act notice.

Uxbridge magistrates heard the notice was issued in November 2022, following complaints about noise nuisance from the site.

It required that work could only take place between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. No work could take place on Sundays or bank holidays.

Following further reports of noise, the council’s anti-social behaviour officers visited the site at around 9am on Sunday, February 19, and witnessed drilling and banging.

The magistrates reached their decision in the absence of any representatives from Westway.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “We’re committed to doing all we can to create safe and strong communities where residents can enjoy a good quality of life.

“Rogue businesses like this not only flout the rules but also impact adversely on the lives of residents living nearby. We won’t allow that to continue and will take the strongest action wherever possible.”

Westway was also ordered to pay costs of £521.44.