Mysterious noise nuisance in Fleetwood

Pauline Stockell (centre), of Fleetwood, says she is being driven to distraction by a recurring noise behind her house. She is pictured with Coun Jack Harrison and daughter Rebecca Stockell.
Pauline Stockell (centre), of Fleetwood, says she is being driven to distraction by a recurring noise behind her house. She is pictured with Coun Jack Harrison and daughter Rebecca Stockell.

A Fleetwood grandmother says her life is being ruined by a mystery noise she believes is coming from school grounds behind her home.

Carer Pauline Stockell, 60, of Garland Grove, says it has become such a big issue she now has to stay at her daughter’s overnight.

Mrs Stockell says the noise is a rhythmic drumming sound which occurs day and night but is worse in the quieter evenings.

The mum of two has contacted the North British Housing Association, Wyre’s environmental health team and the school, to solve the mystery.

She said: “This has been going on since January and I feel like I am going mad, I cannot relax in my own home.

“It is impossible to sleep at night so I have to go to my daughter Michelle’s house across town.

“People have told me to move out, but why should I. I have been here for 16 years.”

Fleetwood town councillor Jack Harrison, said: “I have heard the noise and it is similar to the noise you get with a tumble dryer.

“It being caused by something under the ground.”

Jason Homan, assistant director responsible for building design and construction from Lancashire County Council, said: “We’ll continue to work closely with environmental health to help the investigation and hope they find a solution to the noise issue soon.”

A Wyre Council spokesman added:“Ourselves, Lancashire County Council and Charles Saer School are still working together to identify what exactly is causing the noise.

“Unfortunately, the noise wasn’t made at the time an Environment Health officer visited. Residents in the immediate area have now been given monitoring sheets to see if we can find any patterns in terms of timing, intensity and type of noise in the hope that might give us further clues.”