Noise disturbance

2017-09-06 06:01

Sir

THIS past weekend we couldn't sleep as the Duck Derby was taking place at their grounds just behind my house.

I first called 911 to complain about the disturbance then I was directed to call Greytown police station on this number 033 413 9018.

There was no answer and I tried for about 20 to 30 minutes to get hold of the on-duty police from Friday to Saturday night. Finally after a struggle they did respond and attended to the matter after 11pm.

Please note that it was after 10pm when I was phoning the police, but the Duck Derby was still playing loud music, with cars driving in and out and our dogs barking non-stop.

What caught me the most was I once heard there is a municipal by-law [which states] that a function must come to an end at 10pm, but this didn’t happen.
It was not only the Duck Derby, this also happened at the beer festival last year, with the same disturbances occurring.

There are two men in our community who always complain about functions that are held at King Edward Park - what is a surprise is that they pretend to be deaf or blind when it's comes to the Duck Derby and the beer festival.

I’m saying this because complaints about King Edward Park usually start at about 5pm compared to those disturbances that last to after 10pm or until early the next morning.

HLENGIWE MKHIZE 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter has been edited.

Wembley College has informed that permission was obtained from the municipality for the music to continue until midnight and apologises to residents who were disturbed by the noise.

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