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Colne residents woken at 5am by ‘nightmare’ Sainsbury’s lorry alarms
RESIDENTS say they are being woken up by early morning deliveries at the Sainsbury’s store in Colne.
People living in surrounding streets such as Norfolk Street, Windy Bank and Clifford Street said the vehicle reversing warnings were a ‘nightmare’.
Coun Neil Butterworth has raised concerns with the store on behalf of residents but said nothing had been done, despite meetings with the manager.
He said: “We have had three years of promises from Sainsbury’s. We are not talking small incidents. It is nothing but hassle and false promises. Three years is a long time. It is disgraceful.
“The fridges in the vehicles are also noisy once the doors to the delivery vehicles are open, and this is causing residents problems.
“Residents are being woken at 5am and 6am by the noise. I have been in one of the houses and it is very noisy.
“These people have to go work and they are being woken up early and then can’t get back to sleep.
“They go to work tired, they come home tired and then it happens all over again. It is horrendous for them. We have had meetings with Sainsbury’s and they say that something will be done, but it never is.
“All we want is for the reversing warning on the vehicles to be turned off and the fridges to be turned off while the doors to the vehicle are open.”
Sean Machin, of Clifford Street, said he had logged vehicles waking him up at 12.30am and 3am.
He said: “I am usually away to work by about 4am but my neighbours say they are woken up at 6am nearly every day by a recycling wagon that comes.
“It is a nightmare and it’s beyond belief. I’ve been in touch with the manager but nothing ever gets done.
“I am an HGV driver myself and in my vehicle you can turn the warning sounds off. All we want is for that to happen here.”
A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “All our stores aim to be a good neighbour so naturally we are concerned to hear that some local residents are unhappy with the deliveries to our store. We are investigating these complaints.”