Solihull Council seizes ‘noise equipment’


Officers from Solihull Council’s Trading Standards and Environmental Compliance Team have removed six pieces of ‘noise equipment’ from a Solihull Community Housing tenant’s home in Chelmsley Wood.

The equipment – which included three televisions, two PS4s and a Bluetooth speaker – were removed following the service of an abatement notice on 28 October 2021 that was subsequently breached twice on 29 October and 1 November.

On Wednesday 10 November officers from the Trading Standards and Environmental Compliance Team executed an entry warrant granted by Birmingham Magistrates Court to seize noise equipment. They were supported by West Midlands Police, Solihull Community Housing.

Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities, Cllr Alison Rolf, said: “Excessive noise and antisocial behaviour is distressing for the vast majority of our law-abiding tenants. If a person displays persistently inconsiderate behaviour towards their neighbours, we will take action.”