Noisy Elmers End restaurant fined

Published Tuesday, 7 January 2020

The owner of a noisy restaurant in Elmers End has been prosecuted.

Sandis Adamovics owner of Fethr restaurant in Croydon Road, Elmers End, pleaded guilty to 6 offences contrary to Section 80 (4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was prosecuted at Bromley Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £3,537.27.

Councillor Kate Lymer Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement said “We will take action to protect residents from noise nuisance and where premises persistently breach an abatement notice, legal action will be taken.  We will always give advice and support to businesses and residents with the aim of preventing the noise causing a statutory nuisance and this case was no exception.”

The court heard that the council had received complaints from residents since November 2017 in relation to loud, amplified music emanating from the business premises. Despite advice and numerous warnings, a noise Abatement Notice was issued which required the premises to reduce the volume and bass of the music, however the noise nuisance remained in contravention of the Notice and prosecution followed.

The advice for anyone suffering from noise nuisance is to speak to the person concerned and try to resolve amicably, as they might be completely unaware that they’re causing an issue. Anyone still suffering from statutory noise nuisance may report it to the council online www.bromley.gov.uk/report or call 0300 303 8657 

An Abatement Notice could be served on the individual(s) requiring them to stop causing a noise nuisance. Non-compliance could lead to prosecution or their noise making equipment could be seized. If the equipment complies with the relevant safety requirements and is of good enough quality, it will be reused / donated to where possible. 

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Notes to editors: 

The case was heard at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on 18 December 2019 where Mr Sandis Adamovics pleaded guilty on all counts contrary to Section 80 (4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. He was fined £1,500 plus £150 surcharge and the Council were awarded full costs of £1,887.27.

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