THE NOISE made by the repeated loud horn from one scrap-metal collector is bringing in more complaints from angry residents. Following an article in this month’s Vale Mail about a night shift worker at a local hospital whose sleep was being disturbed by the scrap men, another woman in a similar job has today complained about the disturbance.
She says that a number of residents in Stornoway Road are getting very angry about the noise, and about the fact that nothing is being done to stop it. She has confronted the driver of the wagon, a man whom she describes as between 25-30 years old.
“I explained to him that I work nights, and need to get some sleep during the daytime. But he just replied: ‘So what, I work daytimes.’
“He was very rude to me,” she said. “There are usually at least two of them in the wagon. One day, he just parked outside the house, left his engine running, and kept sounding that horn while he sat back and ate his sandwiches. It was going on for about half an hour.
“They come round here at least three times a week. On Sunday mornings, I hear them at 7am.
“It is ridiculous. I’m told they are earning about £300 a day. Surely it’s illegal to make that much noise. The other scrap metal collectors come along the road, make one little shout and move on. That’s okay. But this one truck with his bull horns makes far too much noise. Why can’t anything be done about it?”
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