Longer hours for Aldi in Westcliff, but Southend Council rejects later deliveries

Longer hours for budget food supermarket... but no later deliveries

Longer hours for budget food supermarket... but no later deliveries

First published in Local News by , Senior reporter

A BUDGET supermarket has been allowed to open for longer, but been barred fromaccepting later deliveries due to concerns about noisy lorries.

Aldi, in London Road, Westcliff, had asked Southend Council to let it open from 8am to 11pm daily and extend delivery times to 7am until 10pm on Monday to Saturday.

At the moment, the supermarket opens from 8am to 9pm and takes deliveries from 7am until 9pm on Monday to Saturday and 8am until 5pm on Sunday.

Members of the council’s development and control committee said on Wednesday that the store could open for the extra two hours, but couldn’t take the extra hour of deliveries.

Councillor Stephen Habermel (Conservative, Chalkwell) said: “I think extending the opening hours would bring it into line with other stores.

“The car park does back on to homes in Chalkwell Avenue and Imperial Avenue and deliveries are noisy for residents.”

Fellow committee member David Gartson (Conservative, Chalkwell) agreed. He said when he recently visited the store, a delivery lorry was blocking other traffic from getting in or out of the car park for a long time.

He said: “When it reversed into the loading bay, there was a constant bleep, bleep, bleep, which was very noisy and that must drive the residents crazy.”

The car park has an acoustic fence, designed to minimise disturbances, but whether it was high enough to keep out the noise of high-sided lorries was questioned by Chris Walker (Conservative, Eastwood Park).

The committee unanimously agreed to allow the longer opening hours and reject the longer delivery hours.

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7:34am Fri 10 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

....as i said...mark my words it will happen., and has.
....as i said...mark my words it will happen., and has. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

7:55am Fri 10 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Who Cares about the odd lorry...
Who Cares about the odd lorry... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

12:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Ian P says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Who Cares about the odd lorry...
There is no odd lorry, they are all the same. Lol.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Who Cares about the odd lorry...[/p][/quote]There is no odd lorry, they are all the same. Lol. Ian P
  • Score: 3

8:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

runwellian says...

NIMBY's darn snobs in that area!

What about the ambulance and police sirens constantly on that road?

They were asking for a mere hour which does help as the roads re less busy later int he evening!
NIMBY's darn snobs in that area! What about the ambulance and police sirens constantly on that road? They were asking for a mere hour which does help as the roads re less busy later int he evening! runwellian
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Fri 10 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

runwellian wrote:
NIMBY's darn snobs in that area!

What about the ambulance and police sirens constantly on that road?

They were asking for a mere hour which does help as the roads re less busy later int he evening!
They might come across as snobby but That area is not particularly great, chalkwell park after dark, London Road westcliff and the Tony Probert hammer attack only a about 70 yards away from Aldi, un-used tatty shops, rubbish, bed sits a plenty etc. but i would agree late night deliverys by big juggernuts shouldn't be allowed and those trolleys clattering around treble in tone at night and early morning, but the late opening is great, just a few car doors slamming people talking and the trolleys being taken back to the door.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: NIMBY's darn snobs in that area! What about the ambulance and police sirens constantly on that road? They were asking for a mere hour which does help as the roads re less busy later int he evening![/p][/quote]They might come across as snobby but That area is not particularly great, chalkwell park after dark, London Road westcliff and the Tony Probert hammer attack only a about 70 yards away from Aldi, un-used tatty shops, rubbish, bed sits a plenty etc. but i would agree late night deliverys by big juggernuts shouldn't be allowed and those trolleys clattering around treble in tone at night and early morning, but the late opening is great, just a few car doors slamming people talking and the trolleys being taken back to the door. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

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