I'm on Netley Road, booming music playing all day on Sep 16 and 17, sounded like it might have been coming from the stadium but couldn't find any mention of any events there. Does anyone have a clue where this dreadful noise is coming from? Just hope it doesn't start up again tomorrow (Monday) morning.
Nathan Sumner ● 84d14 Comments
Surely that boom boom racket was a health hazard to those attending.It was bad enough tolerating it from half a mile away.Did I hear strains of Victor Sylvestor? Not on your nelly!
Jim Lawes ● 77d
Id you Google 'change.org' and 'gunnersbury park', you will find a petition against these concerts. I don't suppose it will do any good, though.
Susan Kelly ● 79d
I must live at least a mile and a half away. Instead of enjoying my garden I sat in the house with windows closed and could not only hear the constant boom boom but also feel the vibration for the entire weekend. Time for our councillors to protect us from noise pollution!
Hazel Dakers ● 80d
Totally unacceptable for an entire weekend. It was dire around Northfield Avenue so goodness knows what it was like near to Gunnersbury Park
Elizabeth Price ● 80d
Thats a bit of a cop out that "Gunnersbury Park is not in my ward"Councillors not in that ward or anywhere near that location voted for changes and permissions and all manner of things to th advantage of the management of Gunnersbury park and to the detriment of those living all around it.So they can input what happens but no-one other than the immediate ward councillors can input otherwise?If the place is causing problems anywhere then those ward councillors should be on the case and that means Ealing Councillors too.
Raymond Havelock ● 83d
Google maps tells me that I am 2.27 miles from the Festival site but my wife says it was very audible in the garden on Saturday afternoon. I was away but caught the crowds as I drove home along the North Circular at 22:30. Traffic wasn't helped by ?PHV stopping on the red lines to pick people up.
Tim Henderson ● 83d
Gunnersbury used to be in Brentford ward which I represented but it has been moved by the Boundaries Commission into a new ward - Chiswick Gunnersbury.I used to engage closely with events in Gunnersbury - repeated meetings with the organisers, the management team for the park, local residents, council officers. I remember being in somebody's garden in Lionel Road who had a noise monitoring device placed in his garden by the noise consultants the council had asked them to place around the area.I also remember cycling around the perimeter of the park when it was on and finding very little noise except down near Chiswick roundabout. I was surprised to hear later that the noise had spread to parts of Grove Park - quite a long way from GP - when you couldn't hear anything in Popes Lane. The wind has a surprisingly big effect.Whether anybody pays close attention now, I don't know. It's important for ward councillors to engage because the professionals have different priorities - protection of attendees, prevention of crime, objective analysis of noise - but these are often not what upsets neighbours. These are more about litter, disruption of traffic/parking, noisy people heading for a station etc.
Guy Lambert ● 83d
You can file retroactive complaints about the noise nuisance in Gunnersbury Park here:https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/forms/form/179/en/statutory_nuisanceI would suggest doing it twice, one for each nuisance day (it only takes a couple of minutes). The specific events were:Saturday 16 September 2023 – Waterworks FestivalSunday 17 September 2023 – DnB Allstars FestivalThe postcode you need to insert is: W3 8LQOn both occasions, sound tests were carried out throughout the morning prior to opening (i.e. from around 10:00 both days). This was in breach of licencing conditions.It is also worth complaining to your local councillors (if you are in LB Hounslow). Some of them need to show a little more backbone when it comes to this sort of thing. One final point: Waterworks expects to do the same thing again next year in Gunnersbury Park. Indeed, they are already advertising it – despite the fact that no licence has been granted.
David Marshall ● 83d
Could be heard in West Ealing on Sunday.Was actually like someone banging on the windows ...and we we watching Rugby! When walking along Northfields ave you could hear the explicit lyrics.It just underlines having these events at Gunnersbury, Kew, Boston Manor, Chiswick House and Walpole Park just makes the entire summer of noise, extra traffic, detrious, and worst of all restrictive access to local public parks at times when they are most needed - especially with so many flats with nowhere to go unless you are a Latte Addict.Waterworks was kicked out of it's East London venue because of a deluge of complaints on several grounds but noise that was damaging to health of the more frail.
Raymond Havelock ● 84d
It was the Waterworks Festival in Gunnersbury Park. It ran from midday to 10.30pm on Sat and the same on Sun. Plus soundchecks - which started at about 10am on Sun. I live about a mile away and it was extremely loud. I'm not against events/concerts being held in the park but to subject residents to over 20 hours of boom, boom, boom over the course of a weekend seems to me to be to be taking the ****. Goodness knows what it must have been like for people living nearer and people with children who have to get up early for school on Monday morning - 10.30pm on a Sunday is far too late to be making that sort of racket in a residential area.
Alison Robins ● 84d
I think it was louder than usual. Complaints were made and they were told to turn it down but I don't know if that had any effect. I think that was the last one until next year. I can barely hear it but many of my neighbours find it unbearable.
Susan Kelly ● 84d
I live in the same ball park area and had never heard music coming from Gunnersbury Park before. I certainly did this weekend and am wondering whether the festival was held in a different part of the park i.e. nearer or whether it was the stillness of the weather which meant that the sound carried further. Whatever, it didn't bother me much although of course it's not something you'd want overly often.
Anne England ● 84d
Likely to be from Gunnersbury Park:'16th and 17th September 2023 - Waterworks will be returning to Gunnersbury Park. Waterworks is a multi-stage festival that celebrates cutting-edge UK based and influenced electronic music with a strong emphasis on supporting emerging talent. The event will provide food and bars.' See https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/whats-on/concerts-outdoor-events/waterworks/
Peter Evans ● 84d