Despite representations from both MERA and local councillors and assurances from the Council that the problem has been identified and addressed the alarm continues to ring at night for hours on end.
Last night the alarm rang from midnight until 2.45am and the Council's noise abatement service refused to do anything about it.
So one of the residents of Brokesley Street has decided to take matters further - and has given us permission to reproduce the email that was sent - at 2.58am this morning - below.
Dear Sirs,The Mile End Residents Association are also today making an official complaint to the Council about the alarm and its impact on the people living in properties either side of Southern Grove.
I am writing regarding the persistent noise nuisance caused by the intruder alarm at the council's premises on Southern Grove, which constitutes a nuisance actionable in tort
I am writing in my capacity as owner occupier of (number) Brokesley Street, E3 4QJ.
At the time of writing the alarm has been sounding continuously for over two hours, and sounds for at least this period during unsocial hours at least once per week, and once sounded for a single period exceeding 30 hours over a weekend.
I understand that the Tower Hamlets Noise Abatement Team will not investigate or take action with respect to this nuisance on the basis that it is caused by a council property.
Please be advised that the general law is not subject to any such limitation. Unless the nuisance identified above is addressed in the near and long term to my satisfaction, I will apply for an injunction requiring the Southern Grove intruder alarm to be deactivated and reserve my rights in any event to bring proceedings against the Tower Hamlets for damages for nuisance.
I trust this matter will receive your immediate attention.
(name of resident living in Brokesley Street)
Do please comment below if you have also been disturbed by the alarm.
We'll keep you in touch with what happens next...........