Noise pollution caused by buses going over speed humps is damaging our health

Chingford resident Lee Gilbert writes in to the Echo to express his frustration at the noise pollution caused by buses and HGVs going over speed humps

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I’d like to follow on from Shanta Prasad’s letter in Echo issue 102. 

The consistency of the house vibrations from buses and heavy goods vehicles going over speed humps is affecting the local community’s health and wellbeing. The vibrations and added noise pollution cause lack of sleep, then anxiety.

One resident said it is like being tortured. Since the speed humps have been installed the vibrations are causing damage to properties and we can see cracks appearing on our properties.

One speed table is on a bend which does cause some vehicles to slow down. However, because of the angle of the bend the vehicles hit the speed hump several times. This creates extra noise and aftershock vibrations. 

The community would be very happy to have their comfortable lives restored. It is quite shocking that we are not being listened to by the council. 

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