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Families don pyjamas to stick it to Lidl - "let us sleep!"

Jonathan Warren

06.03.2012

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Jonathan Warren
104256907While many people are living in suburban areas around the UK and benefiting from the peace and quiet of each evening free of traffic and other noise, residents in Dorking are worried that a new neighbour may be causing too large a racket in the near future, disrupting precious time in their upholstered beds. A new report in the Dorking Advertiser (March 5th) had a large group of residents from the town holding up a simple yet clear message for supermarket firm Lidl, which has plans to build a new shop near their homes. Donning pyjamas, parents and children alike held the sign across sheets of A4 paper: "Let us sleep." The basic message follows reports from the Advertiser that residents in Vincent Road are concerned about the impact of Lidl following the local council's decision to allow them to build the shop. The neighbours have claimed that the double-whammy combo of bright lights as well as "anti-social delivery and opening times" could represent a turning point in the once-serene area. Rob Bonn, a father of two living on the road, told the newspaper: "We are asking them to shave an hour off their opening times in the evening. That for us is a crucial time for getting kids to bed. We can also live without light pouring into our rooms and noise at 6:30am."

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