Construction noise is ‘soul destroying’

Construction noise is ‘soul destroying’

Construction noise is ‘soul destroying’

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Residents feel like they are “banging their heads against a brick wall” over all-night construction noise near their homes.

Southwick residents have complained about noise coming from the steel processing plant at Fishersgate Terminal in Shoreham Port.

One described enduring noise at the weekend as “soul destroying”.

Mary Saunders, of Southwick, said: “There’s constant scraping and beeping 24 hours a day.

“No one seems to be doing anything about it.

“We’re banging our heads against a brick wall and you just have to take each day as it comes.”

She was speaking after a public meeting set up by Shoreham Port to hear public concerns about the work.

Around 75 people attended, including Shoreham Port chief executive Rodney Lunn.

In response Shoreham Port has agreed to help set up a meeting with residents and Adur District Council to resolve the issue.

A Port spokesman said: “We have every sympathy with those residents affected and will do what we can to help the parties reach agreement on what is acceptable.”

An Adur District Council spokesman said: “We have noise monitoring equipment installed in residents’ homes around the area in question to help us get a level on, and understanding of, the issue. “We’re also actively working with the company concerned.”

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11:03am Fri 11 Jul 14

s&k says...

As someone who has the Waste Transfer Unit, Hollingdean, behind our garden I can fully sympathise. Councils and The Environment Agency either do not want to/or have no power to curtail this. The residents deserve some respite from this so listen to them!
As someone who has the Waste Transfer Unit, Hollingdean, behind our garden I can fully sympathise. Councils and The Environment Agency either do not want to/or have no power to curtail this. The residents deserve some respite from this so listen to them! s&k
  • Score: 7

11:17am Fri 11 Jul 14

clarkebrighton says...

If this NOISE NUISANCE was from a PUB or NIGHTCLUB or an INDIVIDUAL Member of the Public the Council NOISE Team would be seeking to CLOSE them down Pretty Quick.
If this NOISE NUISANCE was from a PUB or NIGHTCLUB or an INDIVIDUAL Member of the Public the Council NOISE Team would be seeking to CLOSE them down Pretty Quick. clarkebrighton
  • Score: 18

11:44am Fri 11 Jul 14

John Steed says...

Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive.

S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.
Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise. John Steed
  • Score: 6

11:53am Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

" In response Shoreham Port has agreed to help set up a meeting with residents and Adur District Council to resolve the issue.

A Port spokesman said: “We have every sympathy with those residents affected and will do what we can to help the parties reach agreement on what is acceptable.” "


Hmm.......why not do some thing immediately like stopping overnight construction activity BEFORE the discussions take place?
" In response Shoreham Port has agreed to help set up a meeting with residents and Adur District Council to resolve the issue. A Port spokesman said: “We have every sympathy with those residents affected and will do what we can to help the parties reach agreement on what is acceptable.” " Hmm.......why not do some thing immediately like stopping overnight construction activity BEFORE the discussions take place? stevo!!
  • Score: -5

12:09pm Fri 11 Jul 14

s&k says...

John Steed wrote:
Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.
Yeah and they used to send kids up chimneys so what's your point?
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.[/p][/quote]Yeah and they used to send kids up chimneys so what's your point? s&k
  • Score: 0

1:28pm Fri 11 Jul 14

paul76 says...

John Steed wrote:
Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.
Exactly. Don't live near a working port and then complain about the noise.
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Don't live near a working port and then complain about the noise. paul76
  • Score: 8

6:56pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Levent says...

clarkebrighton wrote:
If this NOISE NUISANCE was from a PUB or NIGHTCLUB or an INDIVIDUAL Member of the Public the Council NOISE Team would be seeking to CLOSE them down Pretty Quick.
Really? When I had to spend 3-4 nights per week sleeping in my hallway due to not being able to sleep because of the noise from student houses The Council Noise abatement Team did didly squat. You can only ring them Thurs-Sat 10 pm - 1 am and can hardly ever get through.
Even if connected they would NEVER bother to visit to hear the noise when it was on.

And what about noise Sunday - Wednesday? or after their opening hours?

You are talking utter rubbish!
[quote][p][bold]clarkebrighton[/bold] wrote: If this NOISE NUISANCE was from a PUB or NIGHTCLUB or an INDIVIDUAL Member of the Public the Council NOISE Team would be seeking to CLOSE them down Pretty Quick.[/p][/quote]Really? When I had to spend 3-4 nights per week sleeping in my hallway due to not being able to sleep because of the noise from student houses The Council Noise abatement Team did didly squat. You can only ring them Thurs-Sat 10 pm - 1 am and can hardly ever get through. Even if connected they would NEVER bother to visit to hear the noise when it was on. And what about noise Sunday - Wednesday? or after their opening hours? You are talking utter rubbish! Levent
  • Score: 0

7:54pm Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

paul76 wrote:
John Steed wrote:
Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.
Exactly. Don't live near a working port and then complain about the noise.
The noise doesn't relate to port activity.
[quote][p][bold]paul76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, good job they didnt live in the area a 100 years ago when it was a proper busy port, or 50 years ago when all those colliers to supply the powerstation were in and out, or the timber ships from the baltic when shoreham was the number one port for timber imports to the UK. ITS A PORT and has been since long before a single whining resident was born, we are an island we need to import and export to survive. S & K you may sympathise but have you forgotten the abbotior & meat market, was located close to the depot for some 100 years, that was a tad noisy in the day and that included lorries which in the 70's made serious noise compaired to whispering HGV's of today Noise is a fact of industrial life, today is significantly quieter than yesteryear if you want a quiet life do not live in the area of noise.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Don't live near a working port and then complain about the noise.[/p][/quote]The noise doesn't relate to port activity. stevo!!
  • Score: -3

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