A recent public meeting saw many Rainham residents express their concerns with the continued use of Damyns Hall Aerodrome as a pop concert venue.

Last year saw the site play host to a number of events that effected residents. Numerous complaints were made with the level of noise coming from site during the evening, the number of events that took place annually on the site, the amount of rubbish left on site and on roads surrounding the site, as well as the amount of vehicles that blocked up local roads when an event was taking place.

At the meeting representatives from the company behind the pop concerts, Lime Green Events, met with Rainham residents and agreed a plan to go forward. This included fitting every stage with a noise monitor to limit the noise pollution in Rainham, the limiting of how many events take place at the site to one event annually and the hiring of workers to specifically clean up the rubbish left on site after the event has finished. It was also agreed that the company will put on 113 coaches for attendees this year as a big cause of concern was people getting to the site on foot.

Jon Cruddas MP said “I am glad that the company behind the events have taken into consideration local residents concerns about how the events are managed and agreed to changes. I will continue to keep an eye on this and make sure the changes the company have promised come to fruition.”