Another weekend has passed . Since our last blog, the only respite we have had from noise has been on days when it rained.
Last week we listened to noise every day and on friday, saturday and sunday ( 13th,14th & 15th October ) we listened to noise for an average of 7 hours a day.
On Friday the noise was so bad many locals phoned Noise Control, on Saturday the noise went from lunchtime until 6.30 pm and on Sunday the noise started at 9.30 am and continued until about 4 pm.
On Sunday the 15th October our local MP ( Brian Connell ) visited a few local homes and heard for himself the appalling levels we have to put up with. Despite a strong wind moderating the noise a bit, Brian was able to see for himself that this is NOT a minor problem.
We had also extended an invitation to Christchurch City Councillors to come out this weekend to meet locals and visit homes affected by noise. We received NO replies, or visits, from Councillors.
Brian was also shown a letter written by an employee of Canterbury's Mental Health Services to Gary Moore the Mayor of Christchurch, which states in part .." the referrals have indicated a significant deterioration in mood, depressive symptons and suffering from high levels of stress, the cause being them having extreme difficulty managing the constant and excessive noise generated by nearby Ruapuna Raceway Track ."