Anger at noise coming from camp
ANGRY families complained last night that their Christmas was spoilt by loud music coming from a traveller's camp.Residents living near Woodbridge Airfield say they endured two sleepless nights while travellers played music which could be heard for several miles.
ANGRY families complained last night that their Christmas was spoilt by loud music coming from a traveller's camp.
Residents living near Woodbridge Airfield say they endured two sleepless nights while travellers played music which could be heard for several miles.
They had been worried that the bass sound coming from a travellers' camp on previous weekends could be repeated over Christmas - and their fears became reality when the music started on Friday night and carried on throughout the weekend.
A large number of vehicles is now spread throughout Rendlesham Forest from a location close to the perimeter fence of Woodbridge Airfield.
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A letter written by an unnamed resident in the area has now been circulated among households urging them to complain whenever they hear loud music.
Yesterday, Irene Stockmans, of Easton Road, said: ''I do not have a problem with the people who live there as long as they behave.
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''The music has gone on for two nights and it goes on and on. Last year we had the same thing. It has happened on other weekends and I have complained to the police but I do not know what is going to happen.''
Dave Backhouse, an inspector with Suffolk police, said yesterday there had been complaints about noise on the last two or three weekends. An officer visited the site in the morning and did not hear any music.
''It is not a rave and therefore we have strict guidelines on what we can and can not do. Noise issues are dealt with by the environmental health department which will be Suffolk Coastal District Council,'' he said.
The district council is investigating complaints about noise and a spokeswoman said, before the latest incident, that a meeting had been held with the travellers and police officers to discuss the situation and to try to resolve the problems.
Karen Young, of Sutton Heath, said residents were frustrated because nobody appeared willing to help bring an end to the problem. A week before Christmas the music started at about 6pm on December 16 and it did not stop during the weekend. She complained five times to the police.