Residents living near the Jempson’s car park in Crown Fields by Rye Station have had enough of being woken up by noisy 5am deliveries and are forming an action group to put an end to the nuisance.
The supermarket gets a delivery every morning and staff seem resistant to keeping the noise down while unloading large lorries. A driver who was approached by a local complainant earlier this week refused point blank to apologise or show any consideration for nearby neighbours.
“The guy just stood there defiantly and shrugged, with no attempt to say sorry for waking everyone up,” said one resident. “He just carried on banging and clattering stuff around. It sounds as if he is actually throwing heavy boxes around inside the truck. You can imagine how the noise reverberates around the walls of the truck.”
The Cinque Ports Street Action Committee is now preparing a strong letter of complaint to Jempson’s management. One member of the committee said: “We understand Jempson’s is a business and the supermarket needs to be re-stocked. But why can’t these drivers be more considerate to local neighbours? Surely a bit more care and attention to handling goods can be achieved?”.
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