WITH the festive season fast approaching, the display of Christmas lights will once again attract many people to see them, and where there are crowds, there is noise.
So far, there has been no mention of the disruption this brings to many people, such as those who need a good night’s sleep to function at work, those who need to get up early, those who may be sick and need to rest and simply those of us who do not choose to participate in this ‘Northbridge in the Suburbs’ style event.
Every ratepayer has a right to a peaceful environment at home, especially after dark.
It would be difficult for anyone to understand what I am going on about if they are not ‘in the firing line’.
Try to imagine, after a hard day at work, you start to wind down and relax.
Then it starts – thud, thud, thud! Car doors slamming continuously outside your bedroom for a few hours every night, people shouting, buses idling as their occupants go for a little stroll, car radios left on as people take their time leaving, horns beeping, children crying – need I go on?
Would it be too much to ask (beg) for the homeowners to turn off their Christmas lights at 10pm?
If Christmas is about anything, it’s about ‘goodwill towards all people’, including your neighbours!