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Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 06 August, 2007 - 10:00 pm:   

Can the guy with the large German car in UDB actually not set his car-alarm off when he goes on his Monday morning weekly commute at 5.30 am. You actually looked rather smug when you sat in the car this morning, in no hurry to turn it off, as it woke half of the street. Clearly this side of the tracks we don't expect that type of behaviour. Now police sirens at 12 at night or later just blend into my dreams, but a loud alarm 90 mins before I get up isn't so welcome.

I'll put a polite note on the car as he isn't one of the most neigbourly of neighbours. Then I will clearly have to write to Jim D, all my very active councilors, the new PM and, News Shopper and of course the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile should this become a regular habit(the alarm, not the green ink) anyone know how serious LBL take noise pollution claims (some councils better than others) or alternatives? Think that a potato in the exhause pipe wouldn't be appropriate and other less extreme direct action probably end up in an escallation of the situation.

Maybe he is just trying to frighten the parakeets - ah paraquat now there is a suggestion
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 07 August, 2007 - 12:41 pm:   

Hi BD ( I have forgotten what UDB stands more )
I suggest you ask the gentleman quite politely to refrain from such activities. I am sure if he is a typical South Londoner your request will be met with reverance.
I am at a loss whay people bother with alarms as most people including me do not call the police but just feel fed up with the noise
Joined 29-09-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 07 August, 2007 - 01:00 pm:   

Upper Dulwich Bottom
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 07 August, 2007 - 02:03 pm:   

But this confirms that his alarm is working!
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 07 August, 2007 - 05:12 pm:   

I sympathise entirely- would like to know also what we can do about people who stop briefly in the street in the early hours of the morning with their music thumping away at top volume...
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 07 August, 2007 - 10:48 pm:   

He sets his alarm off every time he gets into the car, and actually sits in there in no rush to turn it off! At 5.30 in the morning, clearly he isn't that bothered, hence I'm not sure about direct contact. Therefore may as well put a polite note on the car.

Roz - don't understand the cars that are so loud they make you vibrate!
Joined 20-02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 08 August, 2007 - 07:57 pm:   

I have no such issues. Must be one of the benefits of living on the vibrant side of town.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 09 August, 2007 - 07:38 am:   

I agree with Roz re loud ( music ! ) from cars at any time. They are a social menace . I never see Police taking action . In evening rush cars queue down half of Devonshire to get onto south circular ( they seem to believe it is a short cut ) I find that hard to believe. Usually one or two cars have this loud noise emanting from the vehicle and takes ages to approach then pass.
Joined 09-01-2007
Posted on Thursday, 09 August, 2007 - 10:03 am:   

Its not the music that annoys me its the fact that its invariably played through a sound system that is unable to cope, and all you, and presumably they, get is distortion. I also live in Devonshire Rd and my bit seems to get it around the 19:00 mark
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 09 August, 2007 - 10:22 am:   

They are paid to do it by double glazing manufacturers!

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