Sunday, 30 January 2011

Olympics up to Same Old Tricks






It's Sunday. Our only day to escape the horrendous noise from our ASBO deserving neighbours - the Olympics.

So what do they do? They start working on the ring road 5 metres from our bedrooms early in the morning!!

Thanks to everyone who helped shout at the idiots doing the work - but even they couldn't hear all our voices over the noise they were making,

Then the priceless 'hotline' answerer saying 'sorry' like she really meant it. But still took her time getting back to me, so I had to hurry her along, and all she did was pass some of the situation on to 'someone on site' - who had to call me in order to find out what's happening.

Then she called back about half hour later - to tell that they will be 20 more minutes!! And that she will pass this all on to the 'community relations team' - which means that they weren't even notified all along?!

Hey!!! Olympics!!! We are part of your community - relate to us!!

You know what? We used to be very pro olympics. We used to want to go & see some of the games. We used to want a legacy. We used to like you.........




65 comments:

Tony said...

I think they could hear us mate, they was just pretending.
Tony

Anonymous said...

sorry i cant make the meeting, but i say we go ahead with the signs. m

Tom said...

This lot have taken so much pee out of us. Its a wonder we r not all dehydrated. Sunday bleeding morning!
Tom

Fiona said...

Ta 4 the minutes. I agree with all the actions.
Fi

Anonymous said...

r dem raas lot ova da way not sposed 2 be pals wid da lympics?

Anonymous said...

Come on guys you ain't heard nothing yet. Wait til they start on the water main

Su said...

Did they ever tell you WHY they allowed us to be woken so early on a Sunday? I'd love to hear this weeks excuse.
Su

Anonymous said...

It wasn't that early as I was walking past at 9.ooam and saw them start work. I also heard some of the abuse that was directed towards the workmen, some of which made me blush, and I work in the building game...

M said...

Keep the meeting stuff to emails okay?
M

Anna said...

Sona did they give a reason yet? Anna

Anonymous said...

5 metres is certainly a lot further than it used to be. I wonder if anything else is a gigantic exaggeration? Hmm.

Ian

Anonymous said...

I think shouting at people who are just trying to get on with their job tells me all the story I need to know. People don't deserve to be abused for doing their job. Oh the irony.

Anonymous said...

My mate that drives the buses on the Olympics told me that those barriers are to protect the ODAs buildings from flooding from the Thames Water main, so it was Thames Water after all. Judging by the size of those lights that are being moved in they're gonna be working 24/7 to replace that pipe.
LBSQ - you need to contact that Kavoma bloke about this lot.

Trev

Matt said...

Any answers yet?

Anonymous said...

Maybe if enough of the blocks were placed on top of each other we wouldn't have to look at the awful site of dumped sofas and chairs along the canal bank.

Anonymous said...

Ftip003127186 Volkerfitzpatrick Contrators
Hoddeston
Hertford
194.75.48.5

Anonymous said...

They just freaked out mate. They belled them & of course they're denying it, but we know who it is.

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Anonymous said...

iphones working overtime today

Anonymous said...

things are going ape here. speak to you at lunch

Anonymous said...

Been following this 'anonymous' from megarich construction co making derogatory comments about a poor Hackney estate not being able to afford chairs, and being ecofriendly by reusing dumped chairs.
Seems to me you have a brilliant David vs Goliath press story here. Smart of you to trace their ip adress with exact times matching the comments.
Please check your email inbox for my interest.

Matt said...

Thanks for the email. Let me get this straight.
We - Londoners - are paying their wages. And this toerag sits there in front of their computer for all those hours - throwing all sorts of doo-doo over the canal. And we pay them to do it? What a hardhat wannabe?! What a sad little person?
I say we go with the journo. Let's let the rest of London know what exactly they're paying for.
Matt

Meagan said...

Cheers. I still maintain that those sexist comments they made in the RSPB posting should be taken down, though I understood everyones point of showing just what some of their tame comments are like.
I'm all for the actions as well.
Meg

Anonymous said...

Good morning. I am the person who posted the earlier remarks. I am very sorry if they offended anyone, so would like to offer my apologies. They were a misguided attempt at a bit of light hearted humour on my part, and should not be connected with my employer. If they were made aware of this issue, I could be in a lot of trouble. Apologies again.

Matt said...

No

Su said...

Definetly not
Su

Anna said...

No
Anna

Anonymous said...

No
M

Fiona said...

Why should we, they don't deserve it.
Fi

Tom said...

No mate

Paul said...

100% NO

Anonymous said...

Back to emails people please

Mary said...

After all we had to put up with? Never. We carry on with the plans!

S said...

No

Greg said...

Just a quick - no way man. I'll answer the rest when I get home.
Greg

Anonymous said...

Oh its one rule for them, and another for us? I dont think so.
Blackberry

Derek said...

No!!!!!!!!!!

Lee said...

Never

Anonymous said...

I say let them have it BIG TIME!
S

Keesha said...

Is that the creepy one who keeps filming us on his phone?
Give them hell 's'what I think.
Keesha

Tony said...

Cheers for the update. I'm with everone else. This is blatant intimidation. Mike says we have a very strong case. Then let's persue it till the end.
Tony

XXXX said...

Thanx. Lets do it.
XXXX

Mohamed said...

Just got in. Absolutely not. They don't deserve anything from Leabank Square.
Mo

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Dee said...

I'll help out as well.
D

Mike said...

Count me in too
M

Meagan said...

Us as well
Meg

Superlegato said...

Same story outside Omega Works. In fact it's now 5.39am and they're moving around all sorts of heavy machinery. The constant testing of their 'emergency' PA system has driven us potty too.

Owen said...

Around the time that people say they were still liking the Olympics Mr Roegge was busy shafting pensioners in the Beijing hutongs and nuns in Lhasa. What sort of set-up did you think you were engaging with? The word Games is mean to be understood in its figurative rather than literal sense where these people are concerned.

S said...

Sóna remember to send copies of everything to Mike. You never know what Hugh Lugg & his girls would hack out of your computer. But send a few of us some selected copies as well.

Anonymous said...

can someone send an email to say where we are meeting please?

Charlie said...

Olympic Park won 2010 'Noise Oscar' Award from Noise Abatement Society!

http://www.jlars.co.uk/2010/11/11/1647/

"Each year the Noise Abatement Society offer the John Connell Awards (named in honour of their founder) and sometimes known as the Noise Oscars.

These include the Innovation Award which encourages the development of new schemes to resolve noise pollution and recognises a pioneering approach that addresses the issue from a unique standpoint."

Anonymous said...

Sóna, isn't it funny how when you visit the link in 'Charlies' posting above. they don't allow any comments? What are they scared of?
Do they think we might intimidate & insult them the same way 'anonymous' has been doing the past few months?
Anna

Paul said...

Another funny thing Anna - is that I don't ever recall anyone from the noise abatement society coming down here to chat to us - do you? They certainly would've had bashed eardrums - from me or the diggers opposite........
Paul

Dee said...

Thanks Charlie, we needed a bit of light refreshing humour to brighten up our day.
What's the bet this award is sponsored by the IOC somehow?
D

Owen said...

Anna, Paul, Noise Abatement Society have a 24 hour helpline at 01273 823850 (might be useful generally). You can also send them comments via their website at http://noiseabatementsociety.com/helpline-and-support/contact-us/ or by e-mail at info@noise-abatement.org

I really don't think John Connell set up NAS to enable JLARS and ODA to preen themselves over what they were inflicting on Leabank Square.

Owen said...

The NAS website has some interesting information including a comment about how John Connell drew attention to the problem of aircraft noise:

"On larger noise issues, he campaigned for the re-siting of Heathrow airport to Foulness on the coast to reduce aircraft noise over densely populated areas which would also be the safer option. He even organised a Japanese consortium to pay for the scheme, but the Government of that time did not share his vision. He was a man ahead of his time.

He woke up Duncan Sandys MP, the then Aviation Minister, at his home in the middle of the night. Mr Sandys appeared at his doorway in pyjamas much to the delight of the awaiting press photographers. That showed the Minister very effectively what it was like to be kept awake by noisy aircraft at 2am in the morning. Night flights were soon stopped!"

Maybe Gerard van de Aast would appreciate an early morning photocall with the press - not to mention the Wessels family who own VolkerFitzpatrick. Unfortunately I think they have continental breakfasts. If you want to know more about who you're up against http://www.volkerwessels.co.uk/Static/Common/VolkerWessels/Documents/OnlinePublisher/VW_UK2.html (maybe no better or worse than Balfour Beatty and all the others who play this major development - but it looks like they're the ones you're lumbered with)

Mohamed said...

Cheers Charlie. How did you find this? How come the ODA weren't too keen to shout loudly about it? They shout loudly about everything else.
Mo

Owen said...

I came across this statement of principle by VolkerWessels, the VolkerFitzpatrick parent company:

http://en.volkerwessels.com/en/about-us/integrity

"Whistle-blowing Scheme

All VolkerWessels staff, regardless of their position, can report suspected wrongdoing within VolkerWessels. Submitting such a report does not have any impact on the informant or his/her position, provided that the notification occurs in accordance with the procedure especially developed for this purpose. The procedure and the actions resulting from the notification are described below.
..."

So if anyone across the water from you knows who's busy doing anything naughty they can feel confident in reporting up the line, and presumably when outside questions are asked, VolkerFitzpatrick will feel honour bound by the VolkerWessels / Wessels family principles of integrity to provide an honest answer and demonstrate how they have proceeded to respond to the issue.

Fiona said...

O fantastic Owen! Just what we need. That'll do the trick just nicely thanks. Old man wessels will sort him out. now can he do the same for all the other lots?
Fi

Owen said...

Just in case you all did decide to go and show Dik Wessels what it's like to be woken up in the early morning by his employs I'm afraid you'll have to go by Eurostar. He lives in the Ducth town of Rijssen - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rijssen
(sixth richest man in Holland, with a fortune of 2 billion euros - he can afford a good pair of earplugs)

Matt said...

Sóna did you get the latest missive from the so called 'community relations team'?
I thought you had got a promise out of them that they would definetly NOT be doing ANY Sunday work on the IBC MPC portakabins?! What went wrong? Please call me.
Matt

Su said...

Did the rest of you get back okay? I'm going to hang out in 'sterdam a bit longer. Soak up a bit of culcha innit?!
Su

Anna said...

Whats this new notification now? Didn't we get one of them to agree no work on a sunday? Sort it out Sona
Anna

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