‘21st century theme park is not Fair!’

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I am writing to protest in the strongest terms about the intolerable noise level and inconvenience caused by the Thame Fair to many residents within parts of Thame.

I am writing to protest in the strongest terms about the intolerable noise level and inconvenience caused by the Thame Fair to many residents within parts of Thame.

It is not acceptable to install 21st century theme park rides in the centre of an historic market town. It creates a worrying safety hazard to nearby residents and their properties.

Furthermore, the thumping, booming bass music has to be endured for some eight hours a day for three days.

My wife and I and other residents that we know had to leave our homes for the duration of the fair.

I understand the council’s service development officer, Cassie Pinnells, was extremely efficient in keeping the volume within legal limits, but this figure appears to have increased to 84 decibels.

In April 2007, the Culture Leisure and Recreation Committee set a level of 80 decibels, 20 feet from the source. Under what authority and when was this level increased?

Even 80 decibels is too high within Thame.

I know the fair is a popular event and well supported but I think the time has come to relocate it, possibly to the Show Ground, which is now vacant in September.

This would have the added advantage of available car parking space and also provide an opportunity for the local bus companies to operate a shuttle service from neighbouring areas.

Meanwhile I would be grateful if you would let me know whether the Fair now shows a profit (after expenses) in the Thame Council accounts. On a positive note we continue to appreciate the regualtion of 2007 covering the 10feet high exhaust pipes for generators.

Arnold Tasker

Thame

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