Oct 29th, 2018
Local resident gets the hump over early morning grass mowing
At Astbury Golf Club in Cheshire
A local resident to Astbury Golf Club in Cheshire has the hump because the course is mowing its greens too early for his liking.
David Horner is complaining that the course is starts mowing 6.30am, and is disturbing all the local residents.
He says the club should not start mowing 7.30am, and has now lodges complaints with the club and local council about the issue.
Horner said: “This has been going on for a while now and I back on to the club, so have asked the council to see if they could avoid mowing before 7.30am. But they had been out at half six and it isn’t on.
“I’m at the end of my tether and the club just ignores Cheshire East, and the council has not taken enforcement action. The council has told me to keep a log, but I don’t have time for that.
“I’m getting fed up with it. It’s a nice quiet area and I have nothing against people wanting to play golf, but they need to think about the neighbours.”
He added: “It didn’t come to my attention when I was working, but I am retired now. And I’ve recently had a dire change in my personal circumstances. The last thing my wife and I want to do right now is keep a log of this organisation's blatant noncompliance.”
Brenda Lomas, environmental enforcement officer at Cheshire East, confirmed she had written to the golf club chairman.
“I would confirm that a letter has been sent to the chairman of Astbury Golf Club to advise of the complaint and to request that the area of the golf course near to the residential estate in which you reside is not mowed before 7.30am.”
Golf club president Gary Adams says it has done ‘everything it can’ do minimise noise, and that they cut the grass around Horner’s home later in the day.
He said: “We’ve kept records of all our mowing and have told the council ours don’t match the resident’s. We are ultra-quiet and have an area around the resident’s home so we won’t cut until after 7.30am.
“We have done everything we possibly can to minimise noise and we have had no other complaints from any neighbours.”