Diners driven away from Southampton restaurant Eastern Nights by loud music

Restaurant diners driven away by loud music

Restaurant diners driven away by loud music

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

DINERS at an Indian restaurant in Southampton were driven out by the continuous racket of loud r&b music coming from the flat above.

The noise got so bad that customers said they wouldn’t return and it started to affect business at the Eastern Nights in Southampton.

Bosses at the restaurant in Thornhill Park Road finally called council noise officers and music fan Amber Fisher ended up in court.

Restaurant boss Shamim Mohammed said they had been plagued by the loud music for months.

He said: “We had a lot of complaints from the customers.

“The music was so loud they said they would not be coming back.

“I have got a soundproof ceiling, it was very loud. She was really bad, she just would not listen to anybody.

“It wasn’t the right atmosphere. Nobody wants to eat their meal with really loud music.”

Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard that noise officers attended Fisher’s home twice this year and heard the music.

Fisher, who was not present in court, or represented by a solicitor, was charged with making amplified noise.

Magistrates ordered that her speakers, amplifier tuner CD player and tape deck were taken from her.

She was also handed a £100 fine for each offence and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The court heard she had previously been handed a £525 fine for seven offences in 2010 relating to noise nuisance.

Mr Mohammed, who has been running the restaurant for nearly three years, said Fisher had moved out of the property two months ago.

“Since she’s moved it’s much more peaceful,” he said. “Business has improved, people are coming back to eat their meals here.”

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12:26pm Sat 29 Sep 12

mgthesaint says...

I pity her new neighbours.Some people never learn respect.
I pity her new neighbours.Some people never learn respect. mgthesaint
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12:43pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Lockssmart says...

Top of the Poppadoms.
Top of the Poppadoms. Lockssmart
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12:54pm Sat 29 Sep 12

TheJoiners says...

DJ Korma will get her in the end
DJ Korma will get her in the end TheJoiners
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1:14pm Sat 29 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

She has moved? I wonder who is getting the benefit now, perhaps some one should by her some earphones.
She has moved? I wonder who is getting the benefit now, perhaps some one should by her some earphones. OSPREYSAINT
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1:41pm Sat 29 Sep 12

J.P.M says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
She has moved? I wonder who is getting the benefit now, perhaps some one should by her some earphones.
Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: She has moved? I wonder who is getting the benefit now, perhaps some one should by her some earphones.[/p][/quote]Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. J.P.M
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2:03pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Funk Dr Spock says...

R'n'B used to stand for rythmn n blues now all the chavs listen to ryhmes n bass im told. Best thing is to keep it in thornhill with all the rest of the chavs and misfits, best Bangladeshi cuisine is in Shirley anyway ...Think there are prob only half a dozen true actual Indian restaurants in Southampton...
R'n'B used to stand for rythmn n blues now all the chavs listen to ryhmes n bass im told. Best thing is to keep it in thornhill with all the rest of the chavs and misfits, best Bangladeshi cuisine is in Shirley anyway ...Think there are prob only half a dozen true actual Indian restaurants in Southampton... Funk Dr Spock
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9:48pm Sat 29 Sep 12

SomeoneLocal says...

Try the Royal Bengal in Hamble if you fancy a decent indian!
Try the Royal Bengal in Hamble if you fancy a decent indian! SomeoneLocal
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11:25pm Sat 29 Sep 12

dolomiteman says...

J.P.M wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
She has moved? I wonder who is getting the benefit now, perhaps some one should by her some earphones.
Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.
How about posting something relating to the article?

Ospreysaint, she alrerady has headphones the problem is she doesn't use them.(true proven fact)
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: She has moved? I wonder who is getting the benefit now, perhaps some one should by her some earphones.[/p][/quote]Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.[/p][/quote]How about posting something relating to the article? Ospreysaint, she alrerady has headphones the problem is she doesn't use them.(true proven fact) dolomiteman
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12:19pm Sun 30 Sep 12

chrismatthewsj says...

Tape deck?? Wow that's almost ike going back in time!

Wonder if she was listening to Rice Rice Baby?
Tape deck?? Wow that's almost ike going back in time! Wonder if she was listening to Rice Rice Baby? chrismatthewsj
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3:44pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Huffter says...

SomeoneLocal wrote:
Try the Royal Bengal in Hamble if you fancy a decent indian!
Pimp!
[quote][p][bold]SomeoneLocal[/bold] wrote: Try the Royal Bengal in Hamble if you fancy a decent indian![/p][/quote]Pimp! Huffter
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4:21pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Floral Art by Samantha says...

I have awful troubles with neigbouring flats near my Florist shop. Damage to my car, horrific noise, arguments that can be heard from my shop (physical too). Drunken idiots being sick over the balcony aplashing my daughter. Slippery tiles outside my shop(where I broke my wrist) My leaking ceiling grrrr. Between the Council, Property maintenance, Environmental health and Poloice nothing ever comes of my complaints. Maybe now my complaint might be taken seriously. FLORAL ART BY SAMANTHA CHANDLERS FORD
I have awful troubles with neigbouring flats near my Florist shop. Damage to my car, horrific noise, arguments that can be heard from my shop (physical too). Drunken idiots being sick over the balcony aplashing my daughter. Slippery tiles outside my shop(where I broke my wrist) My leaking ceiling grrrr. Between the Council, Property maintenance, Environmental health and Poloice nothing ever comes of my complaints. Maybe now my complaint might be taken seriously. FLORAL ART BY SAMANTHA CHANDLERS FORD Floral Art by Samantha
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