No speakers, no noise for Akaya

Published: 07 February 2020

The Akaya Lounge on Slough High Street might have difficulty playing music at deafening levels tonight after council officers seized their speakers.

Following continued breaches of a noise abatement notice, including two breaches witnessed by council experts, today (7 February), council officers applied and received a warrant to seize all noise making equipment from the premises.

The noise abatement notice was served on Christmas Eve at 3am following repeated complaints from local residents about loud and intrusive music coming from Akaya, a recently opened Shisha lounge.

The lounge has a DJ booth where music makers can bring their own equipment but integral speakers throughout the venue.

All the speakers were seized this afternoon and will now be stored to be used in any future prosecution.

Councillor Pavitar K Mann, lead member for planning and regulatory services, said: “Residents in this area have been suffering since Akaya opened with loud music playing at all times of the night.

“Today, when the number of breaches of the noise notice become clear, and there was no improvement in the situation, we decided enough was enough.

“Hopefully tonight the local residents can have a more peaceful night.”

She added: “This should serve as a warning to any business that continues to cause a noise nuisance to residents; we can and will take action.”