Residents rudely awoken by Tesco deliveries in Wimbledon

Local Guardian online

6:50am Friday 29th January 2010
By Craig Burnett

Early deliveries at a Wimbledon Village supermarket are causing morning misery, residents have claimed.

Merton Council has already taken action over planning and parking infringements by the Tesco Express store in Wimbledon Hill Road – but residents say the problems are still going on.

They say deliveries before 8am create excessive noise and cause traffic chaos in the area around the shop. One neighbour, who asked not be named, said: “Where I live you can hear these lorries early in the morning. It bothers me more at weekends and on bank holidays.”

He added: “It’s dangerous during rush hour. It just doesn’t work – it’s as simple as that.”

A council spokeswoman said wardens had issued tickets and spoken to the company about its suppliers, asking them if they could deliver in smaller vans or at times which did not interrupt the local area and traffic. She said in the past Tesco had breached a planning condition…