Informed beforehand - that would be far too reasonable / sensible / considerate, but then if local property developers and Southwark Council are involved, what can we poor, long-suffering locals expect?!
I feel sorry for you already.
It never fails to amaze me that such events are organised in totally residential areas when it is known beforehand that the event will be noisy not for just one day but for the weekend
Well after listening to the noise for hours I finally contacted Southwark Council to ask when it should be finishing. Surprisingly they don't seem to know anything about it! All they could do was advise me to contact noise abatement and wait three working days fir a response.
It really beggars belief. Read about in Southwark Life. You really would assume we would be asked. But the council has been taking advantage of not having had a functioning residents' association for a while (there is one again) and claiming ownership of "our" square. Apparently it does not belong to us, but the wider community - that became clear in the planning sub-committee meeting where the "improvement" works were approved, despite so many open questions they put NINE conditions on the permission.
£500.000 S106 money will be wasted by the council to do works that nobody wants. And probably they want to keep using it for noisy events after that too.
Exactly! I'm so glad today is the last day of this nonsense. Ironically I don't think the kids are enjoying it as I spoke to some who live in my flats. They said it was rubbish and boring! It should have been held in a proper park like Burgess or Southwark, not in a square in the middle of a housing development.