The Queen of Pop has received an official warning from council officers after staff at her London home upset neighbours by staging a noisy party. Although the star herself was out of the country at the time, as the property’s listed owner, she was nonetheless issued with a noise abatement order.
The 51-year-old singer was warned that any further offence could land her with a 5,000 pounds fine. Westminster City Council said the case is unlikely to go to court, but warned that any further offences could see Madonna summoned to appear before magistrates
“We take the issue of noise pollution very seriously and treat every case alike and fairly, regardless of who owns the property concerned,” the Telegraph quoted Councillor Ed Argar, cabinet member for city management, as saying.
“Although we live in a busy city, we all have the right to live in a degree of peace in our homes and enjoy our precious free time. If people want to hold a party, regardless of the time of day or night, they need to show some common courtesy to their neighbours, who should not have to pay the price for others’ selfish behaviour,” Argar added.