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Forget Big Ben, curb the builders’ noise

25 August, 2017

Big Ben doesn’t chime

• BIG Ben’s bongs are silenced to protect sensitive builders’ ears.

But it’s OK for residents to live next door to pile drivers, augers, road drills and endless “reverse warnings” courtesy of Crossrail and never-ending “gotta get the job done” construction sites polluting the West End.

Silence is golden, but only for the select few “health and safety” seem bothered about. Considerate builders? Contradiction in terms.

KEN WRIGHT
Charing Cross Road, WC2

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