Enforcement Response Successes
Ravers silenced by 'biggest ever' sound haul
- Publication date: Monday 7 July 2014
Haringey Council seized its biggest ever haul of nuisance sound equipment – and silenced illegal ravers who were making neighbours lives a misery.
The council removed £4,000 worth of speakers, decks and amplifiers following a raid at Markfield Arts Centre, Markfield Road, by council officers and police on Sunday 29 June.
The council had previously served a noise abatement notice on the ravers, who broke into the private-hire venue the night before, triggering a flood of complaints from residents. Hundreds of people were suspected to have attended the illegal gathering and around 30 were still there the next morning.
A similar rave took place the weekend before in another property in the same street, but the gatherers had left the building by the time the police and council arrived.
Councillor Stuart McNamara, cabinet member for environment, said:
"Local residents have a right to enjoy some peace and quiet when they are at home and should not have to put up with unlicensed events like these on their doorstep.
"When this kind of activity does take place we will work with the police to stop it and when required seize the offending equipment."
Haringey’s Noise Control team receives thousands of calls about nuisance noise each year and has the power in some cases to order people to reduce the noise they are making.
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