Last night, as usual, there were far too many emergency vehicles with blaring sirens up and down New Kent Road and the surrounding area. Does anyone know why they have the sirens on at 2am when the roads are virtually empty? Surely the blue light alone would do the job in most cases. This sort of thing really effects quality of life and I'd love to know who to address this issue to. Any ideas, Neighbours?
I get annoyed too though I do have good double glazing and it doesn't seem to affect my sleep. Maybe keep a diary and write to Walworth Police Station. Or if there are lots of us we could write a joint letter.
I live opposite the cop shop in Walworth. I therefore accept my noisy fate (albeit I probably have one of the safest flats in the area...) On the other hand, I do agree with you that the 3am sirens are superfluous. I too am double glazed but the sound pierces even this defence!
Would be very happy to sign or write a letter about this.
I sleepily wondered WHAT was going on actually, and thought maybe there'd been a major incident or something. I suppose they do have to make their sirens wail in the middle of the night because of random night birds feeling the roads are safe and not looking out as they should.
I have to say the sirens really annoy me in the evening. Once I'm asleep (with earplugs), it makes no difference, but I face the north E&C roundabout and when I'm trying to gawp at the telly the sirens and the persistent horn honking combined are infuriating. While Southwark are busy turning all the roads into 20mph zones, could they also ban horn honking and sirens on the roundabouts? One can only travel around them as fast as the traffic goes, whether one is an emergency vehicle or otherwise.