The owner of a raucous rooster has been forced to fork out nearly £600 after the farmyard animal’s constant crowing kept neighbours awake at night for months on end. Magdalane Sylvester, of Effingham Road, Harringay, was forced to pay out £597 after she was convicted in her absence of breaching a noise abatement order. Neighbours had been complaining for 18 months about being kept awake by the bird and, despite many efforts from the council to resolve the problem, Ms Sylvester did not make any attempts to ensure other residents weren’t disturbed.
A noise abatement order was served in December, ordering Ms Sylvester to reduce the noise or face prosecution.

Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Environment Cllr Peray Ahmet said:

“Noise can make people’s lives a misery and I’m pleased we have taken tough action in the case of the crowing cockerel. We’ll do everything within our power to make sure our residents are can enjoy peace and quiet in their own homes.”

  •  Ms Magdalane Sylvester was fined £220, a victim surcharge of £22 and costs of £355 in her absence at Tottenham Magistrates Court on 6 July.