What’s causing the buzz in Laindon

Basildon Recorder: Steve Thorpe – says he hears humming and feels vibrations through the floor Steve Thorpe – says he hears humming and feels vibrations through the floor

LAINDON is all abuzz with the mysterious sound of the underground.

Families living in Somercotes, on the Five Links Estate, first heard a low-pitched hum coming from the ground a month ago.

They say they can also feel vibrations under their feet when standing indoors.

Environmental health officers have been asked to investigate the cause of the mystery humming noise that residents say is making their lives a misery.

Steve Thorpe, 56, suspects a pump may have recently been installed beneath a nearby access road, to force drinking water to new homes on the estate. Mr Thorpe, who is a qualified electrical engineer, said: “You can actually feel the humming through the floor. Everyone is complaining about it.

“They’ve built a lot of new homes on Five Links recently, and people have started moving in.

“They all need water and it’s possible one of the water companies could have put in a pump, without telling anyone.

“The road was dug up recently and they were doing some sort of work, which could have been that.

“Whatever the cause, the council needs to find out what is making the noise and put a stop to it. This is not something people living here should have to put up with.”

Mr Thorpe said the noise was loudest between 9pm and midnight, which is particularly upsetting for people trying to sleep.

A council spokesman said: “Environmental health has received a call about this and will be visiting Mr Thorpe on Friday evening."

A spokeswoman for Essex and Suffolk Water added: “We have not done any work in that area for quite some time, but if the gentleman would like to report this problem to us we would be happy to send someone down to investigate.”

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10:24am Sun 15 Apr 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

maybe someone's dug themselves an underground cannabis farm.....
maybe someone's dug themselves an underground cannabis farm..... The Cater Wood Creeper

11:08am Sun 15 Apr 12

Security-Manageress says...

Honey Bees
Honey Bees Security-Manageress

11:24am Sun 15 Apr 12

leigh-my-town says...

It must be the large underground extension for the Grand in Leigh on Sea! Gotta do the works at some point in time!!!
It must be the large underground extension for the Grand in Leigh on Sea! Gotta do the works at some point in time!!! leigh-my-town

11:54am Sun 15 Apr 12

Brunning999 says...

Hell he has had a hard life if he is telling be truth about his age!
Hell he has had a hard life if he is telling be truth about his age! Brunning999

1:47pm Sun 15 Apr 12

keithrg says...

Brunning999 wrote:
Hell he has had a hard life if he is telling be truth about his age!
He has. But he is an amazingling interlegent person.
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: Hell he has had a hard life if he is telling be truth about his age![/p][/quote]He has. But he is an amazingling interlegent person. keithrg

4:12pm Sun 15 Apr 12

Nebs says...

Perhaps whoever is responsible could send the residents a complimentary dvd of the film Tremors to watch while they cannot sleep.
Perhaps whoever is responsible could send the residents a complimentary dvd of the film Tremors to watch while they cannot sleep. Nebs

10:40pm Sun 15 Apr 12

Diannah says...

Obviously the humming is due to the Southend Airport expansion.

Quick - jump on the bandwagon and claim some compensation!
Obviously the humming is due to the Southend Airport expansion. Quick - jump on the bandwagon and claim some compensation! Diannah

12:39pm Mon 16 Apr 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

has he checked his gas meter for bees?
has he checked his gas meter for bees? The Cater Wood Creeper

2:59pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Brunning999 says...

The Cater Wood Creeper wrote:
has he checked his gas meter for bees?
Now that is a good comment. 9/10
[quote][p][bold]The Cater Wood Creeper[/bold] wrote: has he checked his gas meter for bees?[/p][/quote]Now that is a good comment. 9/10 Brunning999

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