RESIDENTS have expressed their anger at the amount of noise coming from the seafront.

People who live in Atlingworth Street, Brighton, have raised issues with the loud music and events that take place on and by the seaside regularly.

The city is currently a hub for live events with the Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe and Great Escape Festival all taking place over the past weekend.

Malcolm Argrave, 64, who has lived on the street for 22 years, said that despite his age he has no problem with noise and people having fun. But he said it is becoming a bit too much.

He said: “It really is quite noisy.

“I’m sure others are fed up with it as well.

“We’ve been here before a lot of these festivals.

“Once it starts to affect your quality of life it becomes a problem.

“I have to get up early for work and it affects my sleep.

“We shouldn’t have to put up with that.”

Malcolm added that yearly events, like the popular big screen, should be moved every couple of years so they are not the only ones who have to put up with the noise.

He said: “Last year I went down to the big screen and asked them to turn it down.

“Maybe have it here for two years and then move it.”

And Malcolm is not the only one angry at the noise coming from the seafront.

His neighbour Craig Hancock, 49, agreed that there is too much going on.

He said: “If you live on the seafront in summer your life is a misery.

“We get everything down here every weekend and every month.

“It’s been happening for years and nobody wants to complain about it.

“Once this latest set of events have finished the big screen will be here.

“You have residents in Glastonbury complain about the noise for a week, but they should try living here.”

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said events are considered before getting the go-ahead.

He said: “Brighton and Hove holds a variety of festivals and outdoor events each year on the seafront, in parks and other public spaces.

“These events are popular with local people and visitors, and contribute to the vibrancy of the city and local economy.

“The programme of events is agreed annually by councillors on the Tourism, Development and Culture committee and, following public consultation earlier this year, we are also developing a new Outdoor Events Charter.

“This charter will, among other things, look at minimising any negative impact on people living close to outdoor venues.”