Last Friday, I blogged that the late night/early morning noise in my neighborhood was driving me batty and that I had written to the council about it. Well, today, I heard back from Edward Bulger from the Environmental Health & Licensing Pollution Control Team at Brighton and Hove City Council.
From his email:
I am now in direct contact with the delivery side of The Pier and as a result they have agreed to replace their delivery trolleys with rubber wheeled versions and not unload before 7.30am. They will arrive in the square at as at present but there should be no unloading activity before 7.30am. The new trolleys will be in service in about 4 weeks. The unloading time will be delayed immediately. When the building works in the area have been completed, the situation should improve again.
How cool is that?
I'm sharing this with you because it's all too easy in this age of complex bureaucracies and multinational corporations to feel that you, as an individual can't make a change. Nothing could be further from the truth. All it took was an email to get a company to change its policies (and thank you, The Pier, for being so responsive). As a result, I know that I'll be sleeping better and hopefully a few other people in my neighborhood will be too.
All this to say, each of our voices matters and we can all make a change in our own little way. And all those little changes add up! :)
So if ever you find yourself feeling like what you do doesn't matter, think again. It does!