Wedding music not a cause for celebration
PERTH Council cares more about a quick buck than the well-being of its residents.
We live on the border of Harold Boas Gardens in West Perth and on Saturday morning I was woken up by the sound of musicians doing a sound check in the park. It was really quite loud and we are on the 4th floor.
I went over to ask them to turn down and was told they had permission to be there for a wedding that started at 9.
The group did say that they had spoken to the council several times about the set-up but admitted the council might not have been aware they were starting at 7.30.
They promised to stop but then continued to practise and got quite rude when I spoke to them about it. I phoned the council, which sent a ranger. The ranger called me back but I missed the call.
I went back home and had to listen once again to the loud music intermittently starting for practise and then again for the wedding.
By 10.30 I had had enough and called the council again, which told me they were allowed to be there and could in fact have started at 7am if they wanted to.
This is blantant disregard for the people who live in this area and make West Perth their homes.
The park is for everyone to enjoy but paying a fee does not give a small group the right the impinge on the comfort of the people who actually live here. Obviously the council has its priorities wrong. I was very disappointed in this situation and it may prompt me to move away from the area.