VIDEO: Council backs Billingshurst motorbike noise campaign

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Billingshurst Parish Council has tonight (Wednesday May 22) agreed to back a campaign to reduce the amount of noise produced from motorbikes passing the village.

It comes after resident Peta Little, of Berrall Way, complained about the sound of numerous bikers using the A29 Billingshurst bypass as they travel to Box Hill and Bury Hill every Sunday.

Peta is launching a campaign

Peta is launching a campaign

“It’s any time from 7am and it just spoils the tranquillity of a Sunday,” explained Mrs Little, who ironically is a self confessed ‘rocker’ and joined the bikers in her youth ‘probably causing a nightmare for the people of Dorking’.

She said the noise issue had escalated over the past few years.

Members of the parish council sympathised with her plight.

They acknowledged two separate problems: noise and speed.

Chairman Paul Berry raised the issue of pedestrian safety and pointed out that there are public footpaths near the busy road.

The council agreed to contact Sussex Police to seek their comments about speeding.

It also voted in favour of supporting an online campaign - to be launched by Mrs Little in due course - and to hear its success in six months time.

For the full report pick up your copy of the West Sussex County Times on Thursday May 30.