Ice Cream jingles frustrate residents

Coun Aidy Riggott who is complaining about Ice Cream vans chiming out of hours in Buckshaw Village

Coun Aidy Riggott who is complaining about Ice Cream vans chiming out of hours in Buckshaw Village

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Chime is running out for the ice cream men in a Chorley village.

Residents in Buckshaw Village have complained vendors are driving round the area with their music on too late at night.

They say the noise of their chimes is waking babies and young children.

Now Chorley Council is to investigate the complaints.

The issue was brought to the attention of Chorley Council by Euxton parish councillor Aidy Riggott.

Coun Riggott is frustrated at the jingles being played outside of the regulated hours.

He said: “For a number of weeks now there has been constant chiming.

“As a parish councillor, but also a father of two young children who are always asleep in bed by 7pm, I contacted Chorley Council for clarification on the chime times.”

He claims the ice cream vans have regularly ignored the restrictions which led him to take action to try to stop it.

He added: “After weeks constantly listening to chimes I decided to formally register a complaint with the council.”

The ice cream chimes come under part of Section 62 of the Control and Pollution Act 1974 which allows speakers in streets to be used between noon and 7pm.

Coun Adrian Lowe, who is responsible for environmental health issues at Chorley Council, said : “We have now received the complaint and are dealing with the situation.”