Frightening noise

REGARDING the letter from Anna Semlyen (The Press, November 6), I notice from her address that she does not live in the residential area close to the firework display she enjoyed so much.

I do live in this area and was devastated not only by the frightening noise of the fireworks but by the booming force of the explosions (it brought back memories of the last war and the fear the bombing caused).

I was sure the house would never stand up to such force and feared my windows would be damaged. I am sure many of my neighbours must have felt the same. Yes, the fireworks were pretty, but not pretty enough to compensate for the noise they produced.

In future, such noisy events should be carried out at a distance from any residential areas.

C M Ritchie, Alwyne Drive, Shipton Road, York.

 

• I note Coun Semlyen’s praise of the firework display at Rawcliffe Park, but wonder why so many Poppleton residents had to put up with the noise which preceded and followed it.

This was so loud that it could be heard above radio and television programmes in people’s homes.

The noise of the fireworks was expected – it was, after all, in celebration of the actions of a man born in York.

However, I am sure he did not intend to announce his plot with music so amplified it was distorted.

Alec Acomb Hillcrest Avenue Nether Poppleton York

 

• If Steven Spielberg is considering a sequel to War Horse, can I recommend he books the Rawcliffe Country Park, as the ground currently resembles the scenes in that film.

Following the firework and stage show last weekend, what was a marvellous place for the locals to walk has been changed beyond all recognition and any sensible wildlife has probably exited as far as Acomb.

Local protest towards the granting of a licence for such shows was strong, but obviously City of York Council saw the money-making opportunities.

Somewhat short-sighted, perhaps, considering the cost in wages paid to the groundstaff, who made the grass and shrubbery look so good more than three days before the show arrived.

Realistically, the ground will take a long time to recover and the suitability of the park for such usage must be questioned.

Peter Brooks, Manor Park Grove, Rawcliffe.

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11:41am Fri 9 Nov 12

yorkiemum says...

This was the first time the event took place and hopefully not the last. I was at the event the fireworks were noisy but lasted 20 mins, from what I learned at school WWII lasted a **** sight longer than 20 mins!!!!
As for the ground how do you know it will take a long time to recover we had flooding all over York a couple of weeks ago can you tell now?
Stop being killjoys this is a once a year event enjoyed by many both young and old and for you to complain about fearing that your windows would be damaged good grief!! am sure those people who live next to the railway 'suffer' the same problem of shaky windows each and every day a freight train goes past. ridiculous argument.
This was the first time the event took place and hopefully not the last. I was at the event the fireworks were noisy but lasted 20 mins, from what I learned at school WWII lasted a **** sight longer than 20 mins!!!! As for the ground how do you know it will take a long time to recover we had flooding all over York a couple of weeks ago can you tell now? Stop being killjoys this is a once a year event enjoyed by many both young and old and for you to complain about fearing that your windows would be damaged good grief!! am sure those people who live next to the railway 'suffer' the same problem of shaky windows each and every day a freight train goes past. ridiculous argument. yorkiemum

12:46pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Lady Muck of NP says...

Residents of Poppleton and Rawciffe were subjected to excessive loud music and the noise of very loud fireworks. I dread to thinkhow wildlife and domestic pets coped.
Residents of Poppleton and Rawciffe were subjected to excessive loud music and the noise of very loud fireworks. I dread to thinkhow wildlife and domestic pets coped. Lady Muck of NP

1:07pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Um. It was bonfire night.
On Saturday the noise was everywhere all around for 4 hours straight.
Same again Monday night.
It was impossible to single anyone out.
Um. It was bonfire night. On Saturday the noise was everywhere all around for 4 hours straight. Same again Monday night. It was impossible to single anyone out. Buzz Light-year

2:33pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Ichabod76 says...

Did all the residents of Elvington move to Rawcliffe and Poppleton for the weekend ?
Did all the residents of Elvington move to Rawcliffe and Poppleton for the weekend ? Ichabod76

3:53pm Fri 9 Nov 12

cityforthepremier says...

The comment about bringing back memories of the Second World War is possible the best thing I have ever read, it takes the cretinous small-minded stupidity of the pensioners of today to a whole new level.
The comment about bringing back memories of the Second World War is possible the best thing I have ever read, it takes the cretinous small-minded stupidity of the pensioners of today to a whole new level. cityforthepremier

4:12pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Google says...

Yorkiemum, most people who live close to a railway line have chosen to live there. Non of the residents and the poor pets who endured these exceptionally loud fireworks, chose to suffer the noise for the 30 minutes it went on for. I live further away than Poppleton and it was as though the fireworks were in the immediate area!! My dog and no doubt other pets were absolutely terrified.
I live half way between the Shipton Road and the Knavesmire, and strangely enough, I didn't hear the ones at the Knavesmire.....!!
Yorkiemum, most people who live close to a railway line have chosen to live there. Non of the residents and the poor pets who endured these exceptionally loud fireworks, chose to suffer the noise for the 30 minutes it went on for. I live further away than Poppleton and it was as though the fireworks were in the immediate area!! My dog and no doubt other pets were absolutely terrified. I live half way between the Shipton Road and the Knavesmire, and strangely enough, I didn't hear the ones at the Knavesmire.....!! Google

6:09pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Silver says...

Sounds like it was a better event then at the knavesmire
Sounds like it was a better event then at the knavesmire Silver

7:31pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Lady Muck of NP says...

Google wrote:
Yorkiemum, most people who live close to a railway line have chosen to live there. Non of the residents and the poor pets who endured these exceptionally loud fireworks, chose to suffer the noise for the 30 minutes it went on for. I live further away than Poppleton and it was as though the fireworks were in the immediate area!! My dog and no doubt other pets were absolutely terrified.
I live half way between the Shipton Road and the Knavesmire, and strangely enough, I didn't hear the ones at the Knavesmire.....!!
Apparently we are "Kill Joys" for being concerned about pets and wildlife!

I was saddened to hear that this event has also affected my elderly neighbours.
[quote][p][bold]Google[/bold] wrote: Yorkiemum, most people who live close to a railway line have chosen to live there. Non of the residents and the poor pets who endured these exceptionally loud fireworks, chose to suffer the noise for the 30 minutes it went on for. I live further away than Poppleton and it was as though the fireworks were in the immediate area!! My dog and no doubt other pets were absolutely terrified. I live half way between the Shipton Road and the Knavesmire, and strangely enough, I didn't hear the ones at the Knavesmire.....!![/p][/quote]Apparently we are "Kill Joys" for being concerned about pets and wildlife! I was saddened to hear that this event has also affected my elderly neighbours. Lady Muck of NP

8:30pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Even AndyD says...

I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.
I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake. Even AndyD

9:10pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Viper_7 says...

Ban it.
Also Ban Thunder and lighting as it is very very frightening please...., as it occurs more often than bonfire night, and both pensioners and wildlife along with the cats and the dogs are effected by this frightening noise.
Ban it. Also Ban Thunder and lighting as it is very very frightening please...., as it occurs more often than bonfire night, and both pensioners and wildlife along with the cats and the dogs are effected by this frightening noise. Viper_7

11:38pm Fri 9 Nov 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

I think what has got residents of the Rawcliffe area upset is when some self centred City Councillor starts praising a Council action; without stopping for a moment to consider the impact on those most nearly affected.
Not the first time they have made decisions adversely affecting a minority of residents and won't we the last but rejoicing over this inconsiderate decision shows poor judgement and insensitivity.
I think what has got residents of the Rawcliffe area upset is when some self centred City Councillor starts praising a Council action; without stopping for a moment to consider the impact on those most nearly affected. Not the first time they have made decisions adversely affecting a minority of residents and won't we the last but rejoicing over this inconsiderate decision shows poor judgement and insensitivity. ColdAsChristmas

1:08pm Sat 10 Nov 12

magic cat says...

Even AndyD wrote:
I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.
Interesting you must have moved because in previous posts I believe you have claimed to live in Acomb
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.[/p][/quote]Interesting you must have moved because in previous posts I believe you have claimed to live in Acomb magic cat

8:15pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Mark Brayshaw says...

CM Ritchie = You are very clearly a classic NIMBY. Please do let me know where this promised land is that is so far away from any residential property. Or is it OK just as long as it is some distance from YOUR property? For the record I do live in the area.

Peter Brooks = Strong Protest? Quite literally a handful of people wrote to protest prior to the entertainment license application. That's not many considering there are 25,000+ people living in the YO30 district. The ground will quite obviously recover. You too are a NIMBY and I am sad for you as it would seem you have never had a day of fun in your entire life.

Google = Your post says a lot about the scale and quality of the Knavesmire display. It was billed as "the biggest fireworks event in the city’s history". How come it passed by without you noticing it?
CM Ritchie = You are very clearly a classic NIMBY. Please do let me know where this promised land is that is so far away from any residential property. Or is it OK just as long as it is some distance from YOUR property? For the record I do live in the area. Peter Brooks = Strong Protest? Quite literally a handful of people wrote to protest prior to the entertainment license application. That's not many considering there are 25,000+ people living in the YO30 district. The ground will quite obviously recover. You too are a NIMBY and I am sad for you as it would seem you have never had a day of fun in your entire life. Google = Your post says a lot about the scale and quality of the Knavesmire display. It was billed as "the biggest fireworks event in the city’s history". How come it passed by without you noticing it? Mark Brayshaw

9:09pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Even AndyD says...

magic cat wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.
Interesting you must have moved because in previous posts I believe you have claimed to live in Acomb
Erm......when? Show it to me because I certainly don't remember. I used to live there years ago.
[quote][p][bold]magic cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.[/p][/quote]Interesting you must have moved because in previous posts I believe you have claimed to live in Acomb[/p][/quote]Erm......when? Show it to me because I certainly don't remember. I used to live there years ago. Even AndyD

9:17pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Even AndyD says...

Even AndyD wrote:
magic cat wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.
Interesting you must have moved because in previous posts I believe you have claimed to live in Acomb
Erm......when? Show it to me because I certainly don't remember. I used to live there years ago.
See this one back in June:

http://www.yorkpress
.co.uk/news/9764011.
More_shops_being_tur
ned_into_homes/
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]magic cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.[/p][/quote]Interesting you must have moved because in previous posts I believe you have claimed to live in Acomb[/p][/quote]Erm......when? Show it to me because I certainly don't remember. I used to live there years ago.[/p][/quote]See this one back in June: http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/9764011. More_shops_being_tur ned_into_homes/ Even AndyD

1:56am Tue 13 Nov 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Even AndyD wrote:
I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.
Did you know that Standard Fireworks and Brocks were once owned by a company who's founder lived in Poppleton, where his partner's son still lives today ?

They started out in housebuilding, BTW, and built Hillcrest Avenue.
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: I live in Poppleton, didn't notice any problems. Some people just like to moan; it was Bonfire Night for heaven's sake.[/p][/quote]Did you know that Standard Fireworks and Brocks were once owned by a company who's founder lived in Poppleton, where his partner's son still lives today ? They started out in housebuilding, BTW, and built Hillcrest Avenue. Scarlet Pimpernel

12:01pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Even AndyD says...

I didn't know that SP, live and learn. I once went to a posh house party in Hillcrest Ave when I was a teenager. Got locked in a piano room with someone I was really trying to impress, which was a bind as I can't play a note! :-)

Hillcrest Ave is all mock columns and stuff. Very well to do.
I didn't know that SP, live and learn. I once went to a posh house party in Hillcrest Ave when I was a teenager. Got locked in a piano room with someone I was really trying to impress, which was a bind as I can't play a note! :-) Hillcrest Ave is all mock columns and stuff. Very well to do. Even AndyD

1:55pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Even AndyD wrote:
I didn't know that SP, live and learn. I once went to a posh house party in Hillcrest Ave when I was a teenager. Got locked in a piano room with someone I was really trying to impress, which was a bind as I can't play a note! :-) Hillcrest Ave is all mock columns and stuff. Very well to do.
Correction, it is not 'all mock columns and stuff'.

The second phase built in the 1970's is, but not the first phase, of mainly bungalows built in the 1960's which starts from the junction with Church Lane.

The house designs on phase two were by Raymond Hull (of C&R Hull Properties) who sold the plans to Claxton & Garland Ltd. Ray's father Chris was a Director of York City FC, as I have told you before.

Both York housebuilding companies, who did well back in the day, before all this affordable housing obligations nonsense killed off the small local firms.
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: I didn't know that SP, live and learn. I once went to a posh house party in Hillcrest Ave when I was a teenager. Got locked in a piano room with someone I was really trying to impress, which was a bind as I can't play a note! :-) Hillcrest Ave is all mock columns and stuff. Very well to do.[/p][/quote]Correction, it is not 'all mock columns and stuff'. The second phase built in the 1970's is, but not the first phase, of mainly bungalows built in the 1960's which starts from the junction with Church Lane. The house designs on phase two were by Raymond Hull (of C&R Hull Properties) who sold the plans to Claxton & Garland Ltd. Ray's father Chris was a Director of York City FC, as I have told you before. Both York housebuilding companies, who did well back in the day, before all this affordable housing obligations nonsense killed off the small local firms. Scarlet Pimpernel

9:40am Wed 14 Nov 12

Even AndyD says...

You'd not see many columns in bungalows - no. I can see that. :-)
You'd not see many columns in bungalows - no. I can see that. :-) Even AndyD

2:00am Thu 15 Nov 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Even AndyD wrote:
You'd not see many columns in bungalows - no. I can see that. :-)
If you looked, you would. Some on the 1970's phase do have columns, actually. The 1960's phase had segmental arches over the porches/front doorways. Different decades - different details/fashions/sty
les. Personally, I prefer the brickwork detailing of the 1960's phase and the craftsmanship was exemplary - mainly done by master craftsman bricklayer, Frank Claxton (founder of Claxton & Garland Ltd). Mr Claxton built many one-off houses in the village, and was foreman bricklayer on the Odeon cinema (built by Bryants of Birmingham). The distinctive calf-nose piers on the cinema's frontage were Mr Claxton's work.
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: You'd not see many columns in bungalows - no. I can see that. :-)[/p][/quote]If you looked, you would. Some on the 1970's phase do have columns, actually. The 1960's phase had segmental arches over the porches/front doorways. Different decades - different details/fashions/sty les. Personally, I prefer the brickwork detailing of the 1960's phase and the craftsmanship was exemplary - mainly done by master craftsman bricklayer, Frank Claxton (founder of Claxton & Garland Ltd). Mr Claxton built many one-off houses in the village, and was foreman bricklayer on the Odeon cinema (built by Bryants of Birmingham). The distinctive calf-nose piers on the cinema's frontage were Mr Claxton's work. Scarlet Pimpernel

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