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Racket from Pells

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On 18 Jun 2016 at 9:10pm Celine wrote:
Do the Pells have any decibel monitoring? It's thumping all through my house. I can't hear my music or television without deafening myself.
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On 18 Jun 2016 at 9:30pm chuckeminthepool wrote:
We can hear it in the Wallands. Yes it's good to have a party but they should also consider the people around them.
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On 18 Jun 2016 at 9:43pm Celine wrote:
Exactly. I wouldn't mind it as low background outside but this is just anti social.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 10:13am Ernie wrote:
Whinge. Whinge. Whinge.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 1:16pm landporter wrote:
Lewes snobs in *let's complain about everything as we don't like enjoying ourselves* shocker
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 2:26pm Celine wrote:
No I don't enjoy myself having what I want to listen to in my own home blasted out by some 4th rate 'band' who have to play that loud to distract everyone from recognising how rubbish they are.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 3:19pm Celine Dowrong wrote:
So you thought you'd post on here as if it would make it stop. Tell me, did it work ?
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 3:36pm Townie wrote:
It was for one night, at the weekend. Get over it and move on.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 6:32pm Celine wrote:
Unfortunately, noise from the Pells is not just for one night. Last night was particularly bad but there is frequent music noise during the summer and I don't intend to ' get over it'. The Pells Management Committee need to enforce a decibel monitoring agreement when they hire it out. I'd be interested to hear from any of them as to whether they have any clause about noise in their contracts.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 7:19pm landport mum wrote:
Didn't hear a thing.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 7:46pm Townie wrote:
Good god, you sad individual. Do you complain about bonfire night? Proms in the paddock? new years eve? etc etc
Get a life Celine.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 9:57pm Celine wrote:
I have a perfectly good life thanks Townie. I just don't like people who think they can hi jack it for their own gratification. I suggest you start recognising that what you want isn't what everyone else wants and respect it.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 10:44pm Hyena wrote:
Celine, do you remember Albert Tatlock? He springs to mind when you post.
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 9:06am leaf wrote:
Celine, honestly its summer (haha) it didn't go on all night. If these things didn't happen the Pells would probably close as it wouldn't financially viable. No one is trying to hijack your life. Get over yourself.
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 10:14am Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
To the disgust of right-thinking people, if an event is proposed under the terms of a Temporary Event Notice, it is now the district council's policy to approve it if there are no objections, rather than to carry out a full and proper investigation into potential noise levels, disturbance, or whether or not the event is actually decent and necessary. This is a very poor situation but my dozens of letters of objection when I hear about public events changed nothing. Time to vote in councillors who will put residents first, and a police commissioner who will, as a matter of policy, prohibit events with outdoor noise or alcoholic drinks.
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 11:49am Townie wrote:
Is that a wind up Lewes voter 3 ? It's got to be, surely. Dozens of letters? Bwahahahahahaha, I honestly thought people like you were in sit coms. This has cheered me up no end you sad loser.
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 8:43pm katiey wrote:
So I have worked on the event couple of times and know that professional sound engineers and programmers work on the event. One of their priorities will be noise control.
It doesnt go on till very late so i don't see the need for such a moan. Keep your opinions to yourself, surely you didnt expect people to complain with you when such a fundraiser brings the community together. Fundraiser can I reiterate which is a charity event done for a good cause.
Please dont put such a downer on a quite beautiful event which has been a part of the town for years.
 
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 10:34pm Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
I have just seen someone write "keep your opinions to yourself", to a Lewes resident who rightly demands the quiet enjoyment of their evening and night undisturbed by so-called "entertainment". You, "keep your opinions to yourself", must now think very carefully about what you have written.
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 10:59pm Nicky Bryant wrote:
It was a great night for a great cause. It finished at 10.30 on the dot. I am so thankful that we live in a thriving, vibrant community where people work for nothing to entertain and raise thousands for community projects.
Thanks Phil & Tongue and Groove, its one of the best family friendly nights of the year.
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 10:57am Sound1 wrote:
Hello all, as a professional London sound engineer and somebody who has worked on many outdoor events including this one, I have to say that noise control/levels is something that we take very seriously. The position of the speakers that are used at these events is designed, however due to the nature of being outdoors, the environment has a lot to play in regards to the sound movement. E.g sometimes you can be miles away from a busy road but hear it crystal clear and sometimes you could be a few hundred yards from a busy road and not hear it at all. The other consideration is that the events in Lewes and around the country work very closely with the environmental department to ensure that strict time and noise limits are adhered to, which they were at this event. The bands encore was stopped due to these restrictions. From personal experience, however, I have never worked in a place where a minority of the citizens are so unwelcoming and often anti social in themselves. I have worked on an event in Lewes where I have seen dog walkers in there fifties lift up Heras fencing and throw it on the floor simply because they can't take there normal dog walking route, even though alternative routes were made.
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 12:45pm School boy erro wrote:
From London you say! Wait for it now where that blue touch paper
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 5:25pm Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
Well then, "Sound1", all your paper rules and regulations from London just aren't good enough, are they? Do you realise this is not London?
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 5:46pm Celine wrote:
Well I have to say that it sounded as if it was in my back garden. The other problem is that some people think they can do something similar and if you object they point to events like at the Pells as justification. I have had this happen with a neighbour. Suppose we all did it, life would be hell.
 
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 8:32pm Sound1 wrote:
Just to Justify I trained in Sussex and was born and bred in Lewes so understand both sides of the coin. Of course I realise Lewes is not London, however we do share the same rules and regulations, unfortunately working in events you can never please everybody and people have the right to have a voice and complain, which is what is great about the country we live in.
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 8:44pm Music lover wrote:
That 'racket' from the pells raised over £7000 for charity this weekend, what difference did you lot make, it was one night for a good cause!
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 4:08pm Celine wrote:
Music lover, I have direct debits to charities going out of my bank account every month.
It sounded like there was more music from the Pells last night though not nearly as bad and ended early. We did have to close a window so we could hear the TV properly. I'd be really interested in hearing from any of the Pells management committee as to what agreement they have regarding noise when they rent out the Pells. I believe the chair is Conrad Kyle who lives in Hawkenbury Way. Conrad - I'd really like to hear from you. Perhaps you'd like to pop over to my house next time we suffer this so you can hear it too? If you do live in Hawkenbury Way you are probably not forced to hear it there!
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On 23 Jun 2016 at 12:18am Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
According to the event notice, the "charities" supported to the tune of £7,000 by the noisy event sound1 helped at were "Starfish" and "Landport and Malling Summer Playscheme". Because they are described in the earlier post as "charities", I require their registered charity numbers. Please post them here.
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On 23 Jun 2016 at 4:46pm Danny Cooklin wrote:
This was a very well organised event and a great success. Noise levels at the nearest property were below 65dB A weighted so donít constitute a nuisance under current legislation.
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On 23 Jun 2016 at 8:21pm Celine wrote:
Danny, as the sound engineer in previous posts has explained, you can be close to noise and not hear it and be further away and it hear it very clearly. If you are talking about the nearest property being in the Pells, they will behind the stage area where there is also a wall I believe. Noise is like water, it travels the way of least resistance so I'm afraid what you are saying is meaningless. I'm sure Sound 1 will confirm.


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