Minimising the noise.

B&Q slammed over noise problem

Published:  23 September, 2010

KIRKALDY: B&aQ has had to introduced noise reduction measures following a series of complaints about operations at its B&Q store at Fife Central Retail Park.

B&Q has apologised to local residents who have complained about noise at night in the stores yard that backs onto housing.

A spokesperson said: "We are mindful of the fact that noise can carry from our site to our neighbours and always strive to keep this to a minimum, which is why we have now removed the tannoy system.

"We are also making changes to our forklift vehicles by fitting new low-noise alarms to them to reduce the sound output even further."

Fife police said they were working with Fife Council environment services to provide a long-term solution to the problem.

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