Published on the14April
ACTION is being taken by a council against a woman over her noisy cockerel, which they say is keeping a village awake.
Helen Rogers says she is a breeder of rare cockerels, chickens and ducks and cannot understand why people have complained about the noise considering they live in the countryside.
But other residents of Hambledon say their lives have been made a misery by the crowing from the birds on land off Church Lane, Hambledon – previously known as St Peter’s Farm.
Last year a noise abatement order was served on Mrs Rogers, whose family own the land, by Winchester City Council.
But neighbours say the crowing continued through the night and now Mrs Rogers, who lives in Chichester, must appear before Fareham Magistrates on Thursday to answer three breaches of the noise abatement notice.
Mrs Rogers, 57, said: ‘I breed rare chickens and ducks and sell them.
‘I was asked to put the cockerel in closed quarters in a darkened room and not to let him out until 9am.