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Families lose their Sky telly with Town Hall scaffolding

PUBLISHED: 17:31 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:38 05 October 2010

FAMILIES are protesting at being disturbed by building site lorries each morning and losing their satellite TV signal since scaffolding went up near their homes. They have sent a delegation to meet building site bosses at the old Bethnal Green Town Hall being turned into a hotel

By Ben Miller

FAMILIES are protesting at being disturbed by building site lorries each morning and losing their satellite TV signal since scaffolding went up near their homes.

They have sent a delegation to meet building site bosses at the old Bethnal Green Town Hall in East London which is being turned into a hotel.

Some families have been without their Sky channels since March when the scaffolding went up on the old town hall site, off Cambridge Heath Road.

It is also causing a nuisance at St John’s Primary school, say protesters, where a wall was said to have been knocked down by a mechanical digger.

RISK

Mother-of-three Ann Johnson, 54, told the East London Advertiser: “Lorries are continually reversing up and down the street putting children at risk.

“There is swearing and shouting around the school.

“Diggers even knocked down a school wall and they had to put it up again. Pneumatic drills vibrates the flats opposite.”

But worst of all was losing the telly signal.

PROMISE

She added: “The scaffolding has blocked our Sky signal for the past four months.”

The builders have now promised the families they’ll tackle the noise, following yesterday’s site meeting.

Construction boss Suresh Rabadiya said: “I am hearing this for the first time. Things are going to improve from now on—I’ll make sure.”

He has promised lorries would not arrive before 8am and any workers found swearing in earshot of the school would be dealt with.


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