Bermondsey residents fume as ‘really loud’ Iceland deliveries give them ‘sleepless nights’

Furious Bermondsey residents say they are “traumatised” by the sound of Iceland deliveries which have given them “sleepless nights” for years.

A video taken by Wandsworth Council worker Ben Powell, 51, shows Iceland delivery workers making ‘loud bangs’ after 11pm outside the store on Southwark Park Road, opposite The Blue Market.

Mr Powell lives near store and is sick of the noise which he says happens as early in the morning as 2am, affecting his job as a SEN transport driver for which he has to rise at 5am.

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He said: “When I’m going to bed I’m thinking will it be tonight or not, and then the noise builds up.

“It just makes you stressed and tired. I get to work half asleep and not functioning properly, and you are prone to more accidents because you are not 100% awake.”

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He added this could have dangerous consequences for his passengers.

He also said the disturbance is not just recent, but he has reported it to Iceland for years without success.

“When you report it, it stops for a few days, and then it starts again,” he added.

Describing the sound he said: “Imagine metal on metal smashing onto the ground, it’s really loud banging noises and it’s impossible to sleep.”

Pensioner Karen Gregory, 70, of Market Place said: “It makes it difficult to get to sleep and it just does not let you relax at home.

“You want to enjoy your home quietly but you can’t do that when they are crashing around.

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“For all of us along this way it spoils the quality of our life.”

She added it was already difficult living in “dense” housing conditions, and the worst part is “you never know when it is going to happen”.

The 70-year-old was also upset after being told by Iceland to go into the store herself and notify the manager, saying: “I shop there regularly so it is embarrassing.”

Other neighbours from The Blue have also expressed their frustration with the “crashing” revealing they had already made complaints to Iceland, they also plan to write to Iceland’s CEO and make reports to the police in the hope the disruption can be treated as noise pollution.

Iceland were approached for comment.

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