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Noisy neighbours making residents' lives a misery
A GROUP of concerned residents say their lives are being made a misery by anti-social behaviour at a household in Carhampton.
They claim obscene language and the loud sounds of power tools can often be heard from a home in Carantoc Place, at all times of the day and night.
They are frustrated at what they consider to be an inadequate response from Magna Housing Association, which owns and runs the supported housing bungalows.
A range of issues has been raised at various meetings, the latest of which took place on August 27.
Arthur Hollingsworth, 75, who lives on the estate, said: “This has been going on for 18 months and we are very concerned about it. “It is very stressful for the other residents along here – we are not young people. But it also affects people in the village who don’t live on the estate itself.
“One man who lives in a private property says he can’t go into his own garden because of the foul language and the noise of drills and welding machines. He is living with this on a daily basis.
“I am a bit more fortunate as I live at the end of the block but I still see their dogs fouling opposite my kitchen window.”
But, after months of complaining to Magna, the residents say no solution has been found.
Mr Hollingsworth added: “We are also frustrated because we don’t believe Magna is doing much about it. They say they need evidence but we have supplied them with details and photos – what more do they expect?
“Barbara Mullan represented them at the last meeting and I think she had a bit of a shock because the feeling was so strong from Magna residents and also from non-residents who came.
“She said she was going away to consult the legal department, and has promised to come back to us and to help, but she has said all this before nothing happens.
“We have had a response and she has arranged another meeting for next week, but we will see.
A Magna spokesperson said: “Following the meeting, we have agreed to continue to investigate the matter further.
“We’ve been looking into every angle of the claims and have had Magna staff visiting the property at various times during the day and night, however, at present there is very little evidence to indicate any anti-social behaviour.
“We have written a letter to the alleged household and have arranged a further meeting on September 18.”
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