RESIDENTS have been left up in arms after a three-day ‘rave’ pitched up on their doorsteps unannounced over the weekend.
Homeowners have complained of sleepless nights after they say ‘thumping’ dance music was played 24-hours-a-day at the event on land opposite One Planet Adventure mountain biking centre near Llandegla Forest, which started on Friday night.
Llandegla councillor Martyn Holland said he has received a raft of complaints from upset neighbours and believes the event was organised via Facebook. It was due to finish yesterday.
People attending the event are also alleged to have set up several campsites on private land in the area as well as causing problems by parking on the A525.
Cllr Holland said: “I don’t know how these people do this. I’ve had a number of complaints from local residents.
“Sadly with non-stop music for three days, some residents have gone for days without sleep.
“I don’t know what sort of amplifiers they’ve got, but it’s a constant thud, thud, thud all night.
“It concerns me that people who organise these events have no respect for others.
“My understanding is the landowner has given permission. It was advertised on Facebook.
“Usually they do it at short notice and, because it’s bank holiday, the council is closed and there are no local authority officers about.”
Cllr Holland said he had received several complaints of people parked on the side of the A525.
“The A525 is a very busy road and this venue is just before a bend in the road,” he said.
“People have been camping on neighbouring land as well.
“When I went over, people were camping by the reservoir and a local farmer did have to move people out of his fields.”
Ian Owen, director of One Planet Adventure, said: “The music started at 6pm on Friday and it hasn’t gone off since. But it hasn’t caused us any problems.”
A police spokesman said: “We’re monitoring the situation.”
The Leader was unable to make contact with the landowner or organisers at the time of going to press.