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Neighbours ‘at wits’ end’ over noisy grate

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A damaged grate at the entrance to a Pembroke supermarket is driving some of the store's neighbours to distraction over a long, noisy summer.

After requesting a repair to the driveway at Arnold's Family Market, area residents are still being kept awake until midnight by the clatter of vehicles coming and going.

Calling the situation “unfortunate”, business owner Frank Arnold said he was doing his best.

“I know 100 per cent about it — the contractor that was supposed to work on it was requested six weeks ago.” However, he has been tied up on other jobs, meaning the problem has yet to receive attention.

With the store opening early in the morning and closing at midnight, neighbours who asked not to be identified said they were “at our wits' end”.

“Since May we've been asking for them to fix it,” the resident told The Royal Gazette.

“We can't keep our windows closed in the summer, so the constant noise means we can't get any sleep.

“I'm not a person to jump up and down and swear, but I don't know what else to do about it.”

Needing attention: the damaged grate at Arnold's Family Market in Pembroke, above and inset, clatters every time a vehicle goes over it

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Published August 05, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 05, 2016 at 7:58 am)

Neighbours ‘at wits’ end’ over noisy grate

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