A woman from Renishaw who caused her neighbours 10 years of 'hell' has been hit with an injunction order and made to pay over £1,450 in costs.
Jill Johnson was issued with the five year order by the County Court in Nottingham after they had heard she had subjected her neighbours to a continuous stream of anti-social behaviour, which included using foul, abusive and insulting language and banging on the walls of the adjoining property.
North East Derbyshire District Council applied to the Court for the injunction after complaints from Johnson's neighbours and nearby residents had increased.
She would also try and get her neighbours into trouble by reporting fictitious noise nuisance, crime, animal and child cruelty and anti-social behaviour to the authorities – all of which were investigated and unfounded.
The Council had also received complaints from local residents that Johnson had shouted at and verbally abused very young children for playing in the cul-de- sac where she lived.
North East Derbyshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Councillor Jeff Lilley, said, “This is a case of one person making people's lives a living hell – something which we simply will not put up with.
"We had tried to talk with the defendant and offer our help and assistance, but she just brushed this aside and continued with the abuse. So we took the decision that enough was enough and we would let the courts deal with the matter.
“We are delighted with the Courts decision and the residents and communities in the area can now get on with their lives and enjoy the peace and quiet of their homes.”