Noisy music injunction for Walton Court tenant

The scales of justice
The scales of justice

A tennant has been slapped with a civil injunction after playing his music too loud.

The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust applied for the order for the Walton Court resident after incidents of anti-social behaviour.

The two-year order was passed down by Deputy District Judge Gill at Milton Keynes County Court and prevents Bernard Mitchell, of Walton Court Centre, from playing music between the hours of 10pm and 7am. It also bars the tenant from threatening or intimidating his neighbours, and causing a nuisance generally in the area.

Despite a series of warnings, the trust recorded over 30 incidents of anti-social behaviour over a two-year period. This included playing music, smoking illegal substances and verbal abuse. This injunction follows a number of similar orders made by the trust where persistent or extreme anti-social behaviour have been identified.

Michael Driscoll, tenancy services manager, said: “This individual has a long history of anti-social behaviour and the Trust has a duty to ensure that residents of Aylesbury are protected from such nuisance. Taking legal action like this is not something we take lightly, but on this occasion we have been given no alternative. We hope that by the court issuing the civil injunction it will help Mr. Mitchell to reconsider his behaviour and provide respite for the residents affected”.