Excessive barking noise lands dog owner in court.

A dog owner has been prosecuted by the Council for allowing his dogs to bark continuously during a nine month period. Neighbours of Colin Jackson, of Cromford Road, Langley Mill, Derbyshire, told Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court how the dogs were not let inside the property even during bad weather, and how the smell of faeces stopped them from using their own gardens.

They also explained how their standard of living was affected so they could not sleep, had to have their televisions on a high volume and have their windows and doors closed.

Mr Jackson also ignored an abatement notice requiring action to be taken to prevent the noise.  He admitted to an offence under section 80(4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which occurred between October 2010 and June 2011. Mr Jackson was given a two year Conditional Discharge and ordered to pay costs of £600.

Environment Manager, Ian Shaw said: "The noise from barking dogs, and odour from dogs kept in poor conditions can cause misery for the people affected and we take complaints seriously. People who are affected by similar problems should report the matter to the Council's Environment Team on 01773 841335".

For further information please contact Luke Barrett Communications Manager on 01773 841 655 or email luke.barrett@ambervalley.gov.uk

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