St Paul's Cray resident complains local McDonald's generator is disturbing the peace

News Shopper: St Paul's Cray resident complains local McDonald's generator is disturbing the peace St Paul's Cray resident complains local McDonald's generator is disturbing the peace

A St Paul’s Cray resident is complaining his local McDonald’s is creating a disturbance as it currently requires a large outside generator for power.

David Foxwell, 62, says the temporary supply is creating unwelcome noise 24 hours a day and is affecting his sleep.

The branch, in Sevenoaks Way, has had to run off the generator since a fire caused electrical problems on June 16.

Mr Foxwell told News Shopper he can hear it humming from inside his house and says it is damaging his quality of life.

He added: "Surely in this day and age the time it has repair to an electricity supply is unreasonably long?

"No one can tell us how long we have to endure further night’s sleep disturbance caused by the constant drone of the generator."

He said the McDonald’s also caused a "smell of rancid fat, litter, and traffic chaos" in the area.

A McDonald’s spokesman said: "We apologise to our neighbours for any noise disturbance they may be experiencing from the temporary generator.

"We are working with UK Power Networks, which maintains the electrical supply network, to introduce a permanent solution as soon as possible and have put up acoustic fencing around the generator as a short-term noise reduction measure."

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2:44pm Fri 4 Jul 14

pirate102 says...

The whole business is a shambles, traffic chaos resulting in a new road layout along Sevenoaks Way (who paid for that? - not McDonald's I bet), litter all over the streets with no sign of the fabled McDonalds "litter collector", rats everywhere. The only benefit is the stink from McDonald's vaguely masks the stink from nearby W4F site...
The whole business is a shambles, traffic chaos resulting in a new road layout along Sevenoaks Way (who paid for that? - not McDonald's I bet), litter all over the streets with no sign of the fabled McDonalds "litter collector", rats everywhere. The only benefit is the stink from McDonald's vaguely masks the stink from nearby W4F site... pirate102
  • Score: 9

10:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

flea_in_ear says...

With a housing shortage, I would have thought that the pub could have been converted into very attractive flats with ample parking and play area. With another drive-through McDonalds on the A20, I see no point in this one. But the Planning Inspectorate who wasn't local knew best.
With a housing shortage, I would have thought that the pub could have been converted into very attractive flats with ample parking and play area. With another drive-through McDonalds on the A20, I see no point in this one. But the Planning Inspectorate who wasn't local knew best. flea_in_ear
  • Score: 2

12:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

white rabbit9 says...

Mc donalds.............
....why would anyone let there children eat this ****.
Mc donalds............. ....why would anyone let there children eat this ****. white rabbit9
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Sat 5 Jul 14

ayorkshiremanabroad says...

I agree totally with pirate 102 ghost litter pickers, maybe they would like to come up the road and pick up the rubbish that accumulates in my front garden, they used to.as for the traffic I can guarantee every time I turn into broom wood rd. from Sevenoaks way some idiot will pull out straight in front of me assuming that im going to drive into MacDonald's its an accident waiting to happen. I do feel sorry for the residents living nearby at least im far enough away to only worry about litter.
I agree totally with pirate 102 ghost litter pickers, maybe they would like to come up the road and pick up the rubbish that accumulates in my front garden, they used to.as for the traffic I can guarantee every time I turn into broom wood rd. from Sevenoaks way some idiot will pull out straight in front of me assuming that im going to drive into MacDonald's its an accident waiting to happen. I do feel sorry for the residents living nearby at least im far enough away to only worry about litter. ayorkshiremanabroad
  • Score: 1

8:29pm Mon 7 Jul 14

generation51 says...

It's 3 weeks since the fire and the generator is still ther droning on and on and on. When can I have a peaceful night's sleep?
Acoustic fencing around the generator is 2 metres high and not of any use with bedrooms on the first floor.
How can everywhere else have electricity except the fast food fat machine?
It's 3 weeks since the fire and the generator is still ther droning on and on and on. When can I have a peaceful night's sleep? Acoustic fencing around the generator is 2 metres high and not of any use with bedrooms on the first floor. How can everywhere else have electricity except the fast food fat machine? generation51
  • Score: 0

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