I write to register a complaint about noise pollution emanating, yet again, from the SKLPC [Shree Kutch Leva Patel Community centre] on the A40 at South Ruislip.
Our enjoyment of a rare sunny summer afternoon in the garden in South Ruislip on July 20 was severely curtailed at 2pm when an unearthly din started up at the SKLPC.
The noise level increased during the afternoon, driving us indoors behind closed windows, where, eventually, we could hear it coming through the double glazing. We live nearly half a mile away from the SKLPC.
My wife visited the site to complain and was told that this 'concert' was a charity event for 'children with leukaemia' and that notification had been given to local residents.
We had not received any notification but then, we live in Hillingon Borough, whilst the SKLPC is conveniently just over the border in Ealing.
My wife was also shown a 'noise meter reading of 85dB' but no scale of reading, or calibration records were forthcoming.
Certainly that noise level bore no relation to what we were hearing half a mile away.
So, after a lull of a couple of years after the last court hearing, it looks as if the residents of South Ruislip will have to combat noise pollution from the SKLPC pollution blackspot again.
I trust that, in the light of current EU noise legislation, the council will act quickly to stop noise pollution levels increasing as before.
As for the 'children with leukaemia' charity, I fail to understand how it hopes to generate public support by causing a noise pollution nuisance and driving local London residents indoor from their gardens on a rare sunny Sunday afternoon.
AW BORUCKI, The Croft, South Ruislip.