This letter speaks for between 3,500 and 5,000 harassed residents living in and around the Soysapura playgrounds. We would like to live in peace, but we are not being allowed to. We are constantly disturbed by the sound of loudspeakers blasting away day and night, and often well into the wee hours of the following day.
We are not against playground activities as long as the loudspeakers are turned down and audible only to those using the playground. Our peace and tranquillity is shattered every single day. Among the housing scheme residents are old and sick people who need peace and quiet.
Have the insensitive people who use these loudspeakers obtained permits from the police? And have the police in the first place checked where these loudspeakers are to be used?
There are three Buddhist temples and one church in the vicinity of the Soysapura grounds. The loudspeakers blast away on Poya Days, Sundays and other religious holidays, regardless of what is happening at these places of worship.
Why is the police allowing this noise pollution? Or are the playground authorities leasing the grounds and flouting the law?
What happens to the money from the issue of these permits? How come that despite all the money coming in from business interests using the playgrounds, these grounds see no improvement? The only time anyone does anything for these grounds is when the housing authorities cut the grass, and that only when the grass is really overgrown.
Will the police please do something and penalize persons who misuse this place? Please make it a peaceful place for humans to live in. Please.