Council threatens pensioners with ASBO for playing Fleetwood Mac songs too loudly

Robert and Christine Fox, 68, are accused of playing ’60s and ’70s music too loudly in their Plymouth garden

Two pensioners in Plymouth have been warned that they’ll receive an anti-social behaviour order if they continue to play music so loudly.

Robert and Christine Fox, both 68, were recently threatened with an ASBO by their local council after neighbours complained that they were playing Roy Orbison and Fleetwood Mac songs too loudly.

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Torquay’s Herald Express reports that council officials visited the Fox household 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 recently headlined Isle Of Wight Festival, which will be their only UK festival appearance of 2015. They are set 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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