Woman fined over noisy dog complaints

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A dog owner has been fined after being found guilty of failing to comply with a noise notice.

Fiona Gray, 48, of Albert Road, St Annes, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty by Blackpool Magistrates’ Court .

The court was presented with evidence from Fylde Council’s environmental protection team.

The court heard a noise abatement notice was first imposed three years ago, after an ealderly neighbour complained Gray’s two dogs were constantly barking.

A series of meetings between Gray and council staff resulted in only temporary peace and quiet – so council staff collected evidence by monitoring noise levels.

Gray was fined £255 and ordered to pay £100 court costs and a £25 victim surcharge.