A resident who is losing sleep claims her house is being shaken – by a speed bump.
Harsha Patel, who lives in Eastfield Road, Wellingborough, says she is being woken up at all hours of the night as speeding vehicles thunder over the traffic calming measure which is right outside her home.
Mrs Patel is fed up with the constant ‘boom boom’ from the hump that makes all the items on her dressing table shudder.
She said: “I work 12 hour shifts and the noise from the traffic wakes me up if I am asleep and this can be at 3am.
“There is a boom, boom with the vehicles driving over it and I have had enough.
“I am fed up with it all and I want the speed bump removed.
“The bumps have been here for more than two years and I want the county council to remove them as I can’t sleep at night.
“I have told my two ward borough councillors, Shashi Dholakia and Brian Emerson, and I hope they can do something about it.” Mrs Patel would like to see the bump replaced with an electronic sign which warns drivers if they are exceeding the speed limit.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “Speed humps are an extremely effective way of slowing down traffic speed and a good way of making our streets safer to pedestrians of all ages.
“We had not been made aware of any issues with the speed humps in Eastfield Road but always welcome feedback from members of the public.”