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Muller generating trouble at Mill

16th July 2007 @ 11:11am – by Audlem Webteam
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Peter and Christine Silvester, who run the Canal Shop at Audlem Mill, have written to Audlem Online to say: "As you know, Müller Homes have been running a generator in the garden

adjacent to the show house at Moseley's Yard for many weeks now, in order to

provide interior lighting. The generator is not many yards away from Audlem Mill, and it is running most days from 7.30am till late afternoon, though

it does not start till rather later at weekends."

"The noise from the generator is appalling, and it is severely affecting our enjoyment of the Mill, both from a domestic point of view, but more

importantly from a business angle. We have noticed that far fewer boats

have been mooring at Audlem Wharf, particularly overnight, and several crews have told us that the "towpath telegraph" (information passed from one boat to another) now warns against mooring in Audlem because of the noise coming from the generator."

"This is having a detrimental effect on the number of boats and people visiting the pubs and Mill at the Wharf, and presumably also the various shops in the village, many of which rely so much on the canal and tourism trade. And the main boating season is about to start!"

"Peter Silvester from the Mill has advised Müller Homes that he will report

the generator to Environmental Health as noise nuisance if it is not stopped

permanently from Wednesday, 18th July. A phone message left by a Sherry Jones

(apologies if this is mis-spelt) of Müller Homes made no attempt to

apologise for being such bad neighbours, but advised that the reason they have to use the generator is that the current public electricity supply

system cannot cope with supplying Moseley's Yard, and apparently a major

upgrade to the Audlem sub-station is needed, but there seems to be no

indication of when this will occur. She said that the work will mean a

switch-off for the whole of Audlem at the time – which is guaranteed to make

Müller Homes popular with local residents!"

"Should they not have foreseen

the lack of supply, and organised things so that it was there when they

wanted to open the show house? Seems to be bad planning on Muller Homes'

part – yet again."

The next stage in this saga is eagerly awaited. Audlem Online's correspondent checked out the situation this morning and visitors moored at the Wharf were very unhappy about the noise. Perhaps Müller Homes would like to explain what is happening.

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