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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A mum has recalled her fury after builders left a 'viewing gallery' sign on the scaffolding right outside her bedroom window. The redevelopment work at Templemore Baths, Belfast, has reportedly caused "21 months of noise and disruption" for nearby residents who feel the council need to engage with them more. Complaints have been voiced regarding constant noise, dust covering their homes and streets as well as construction equipment blocking the surrounding roads. However, one mum was left feeling disgusted after she complained to the site manager because workers had placed a sign saying 'viewing gallery' on the scaffolding directly opposite her bedroom window. Speaking to Belfast Live, Angela Mills said: "For those of us living in Glenmore the past 21 months have been horrendous. Read more: Cheapest petrol pumps in Greater Manchester "We are dealing with constant noise, dirt and dust, although some residents are having far more trouble than others. In March I dealt with one incident that I found particularly worrying when I looked out of my bedroom window and saw that the workers had zip-tied a viewing gallery sign to the scaffolding directly opposite my window. Construction work obstructing residents on Glenmore Street (Image: Belfast Live) "This wasn't on the ground level either, it was a few floors up where they would have been able to look directly into my room. I was disgusted by it and went straight to the site manager to report it, who thankfully apologised and had it removed, but it has left me feeling very uncomfortable in my own home on top of everything else that has gone on." A local taxi driver, Derek Coulter, said that he has been unable to get a decent night's sleep in 21 months due to the disruption caused by the construction work. He said: "The past 21 months my life has been hell living next to this construction site. "The constant noise and dirt has had such an impact on me that I am feeling completely run down and haven't had a normal night's sleep during the week since it began. Being a taxi driver I am usually not home until the early hours of the morning and by the time I am able to get to bed I am awoken a few hours later due to the noise outside. "I have been forced to move to a camping bed on the other side of the house for a few hours just to get some sleep, but even that is not much use. Our houses and cars are constantly covered in dust and dirt from the site, which means I am having to wash my car daily in order to go to work, something I cannot afford to continue to do. Residents say the construction at Templemore Baths has caused them constant disruption (Image: Belfast Live) "I feel depressed that I am going to have even more months of this to deal with and am worried this will go on for over two years.
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. "We are not against the leisure centre at all, we just feel that more could have been done to recognise how living beside this building site has affected our lives." Another resident, Ricky Jason, also argued that he is unable to open his windows to the surplus of dust coming form the work site He said: "It is not just the noise that we are having to deal with, but the dust that seems to just be everywhere since this development started. You can't open your windows at all otherwise your house is full of it and even then we are finding ourselves wiping down surfaces covered in it four or five times a day. "Friday and Saturday have become the only days where we are able to get a good night's sleep and those who have to work nights here have been having a very tough time with it all. We have not had one letter from the council about the work or had anyone come and speak to us about it and given how much disruption this has caused us, residents think it is the least that could have been done."
Residents say construction equipment is left lying all over the street
(Image: Belfast Live)
A Belfast City Council spokesperson said: “Council has committed an ambitious £105million investment in its leisure estate across the city, offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast and provide residents with modern and vibrant leisure facilities. This includes a £17million in the redevelopment of Templemore Baths, the last working public baths in Ireland. "This project is restoring the existing building to its former glory and extending to provide modern leisure facilities including a 25 metre pool, spa facilities and a fitness suite. "The project was the subject of extensive consultation. The Council recognises that there is a degree of inconvenience with any new capital build however the restoration of Templemore Baths will bring this iconic heritage building fully back into use and help us to get more people, more active, more often in Belfast. "The contractor is part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the site is registered as part of the scheme. All works are being carried out under the Code of Considerate Practice which is designed to encourage best practices beyond statutory requirements. "In relation to the specific incident mentioned we were not aware of this and Council has not received any complaints, but we note that the contractor has dealt with this issue. We will continue to work with our appointed contractor to ensure the behaviours of their employees are responsible and respectable towards members of neighbouring communities in keeping with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.” Read next: 280 dead in Afghanistan earthquake and many more wounded Mortified mum accidentally moons crowd during parents' race at sports day Sacked teacher called pupils 'little s***' and 'idiot' then vented about student on Facebook Wrist-worn health trackers could detect Covid-19 before symptoms appear Boy, 13, out with friends later found dead in river in Cardiff
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