A Wiltshire road resurfacing firm has been fined thousands for causing “intrusive noise” that disrupted residents’ lives.

Thornbury Surfacing (Chippenham) Ltd, in Foxham, was fined £5,000 after pleading guilty to two charges, related to noise abatement notices, at Salisbury Magistrates Court on September 28.

The company, whose director Neil Blackmore is chairman of Chippenham Town Football Club, was also ordered to pay costs of over £9,530 and a surcharge of £190.

The firm failed to erect an acoustic barrier or upgrade their vehicles with “white noise” reversing alarms in 2022, leading Wiltshire Council to serve them with noise abatement notices.

This came after neighbours complained about “intrusive noise” from the company’s vehicles for prolonged periods of time.

The council said officers tried to work with the business to implement changes before resorting to formal court action.

Cllr Nick Holder said: “Safeguarding our residents from harm is one of our most important responsibilities, and people should be able to live without being severely impacted by an ongoing noise nuisance.

"Prosecution is always a last resort but it was deemed necessary in this case.

“Hopefully, this serves as a reminder of the need to show consideration to neighbours and that we will not hesitate to take action against those who negatively impact the lives of others."

Thornbury Surfacing was approached for comment.