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14 November 2018
Dear Mrs Carrabino Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your recent request to the Council. You asked to be provided with the following
Could you please forward to me the judgment handed down in Westminster Magistrates' Court in
June 2018 in which the judge found against Westminster Council.
The judge upheld an appeal against a noise abatement notice for an alleged statutory nuisance
created by the playing of 'loud amplified music and speech' at a domestic property. The Council lost
its case in Court for several reasons including:
i) not having noise recordings; and
ii) the requirements of the notice were unreasonable in that they interfered with the Appellant's right to
family and private life.
Your request for information has now been considered.
The Council does not hold the requested information. For the purposes of section 1 (4) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 this information is not held and we are therefore unable to provide it.
You may wish to redirect your enquiry to the relevant Court which may be able to assist you with the
information you are seeking.
I apologise that your request cannot be met but if you have any further information needs in the future
then please do not hesitate to contact the Council. You will find the Council’s Web site a great source
of information about our operations and services. www.westminster.gov.uk/
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal
review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the
response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
Information Management Team
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information is also available from the
Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510
I will now close your request as of this date.