ASBO threat to pensioners for playing Fleetwood Mac and Roy Orbison too loudly

Neighbours complained to the council

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A retired couple from Plymouth have been threatened with an ASBO after neighbours complained they were constantly playing Fleetwood Mac and Roy Orbison hits too loudly.

According to a story in Torquay‘s Herald Express, Robert and Christine Fox – both 68 – were visited by council officials last week, delivering a letter warning the couple about the complaints.

“I was annoyed that a neighbour of mine felt the need to report me and not come to me about it,” said Mr Fox, a retired lorry driver.


“Apparently, I’m unapproachable. I’m so upset by all of this. We’ve never done anything wrong all our lives and now we’ve got all this to deal with.

“We are both retired and we just enjoy spending our time out in the garden while the weather is so sunny. We’ve always made sure our music is turned off by 6.30pm every evening. I belong to the local over-’60s club and all my friends can’t believe it.”

Plymouth County Council have said they won’t take further action unless it the complaints continue. They have also promised to provide the Fox family with specialist equipment to monitor noise levels.

Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac are scheduled to perform at London’s O2 Arena this week, before shows in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Fleetwood Mac play the following UK dates:

London O2 Arena (June 22, 24, 26, 27)
Leeds First Direct Arena (June 30, July 5)
Manchester Arena (July 1)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (July 8)
Birmingham Genting Arena (July 4)


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