Sutton Council make "unacceptable" compensation offer to Westcroft neighbours affected by £11m leisure centre revamp
A child minder who has had to put up with building work at the Westcroft Leisure Centre building site for the past year has said the offer of a month's free membership as compensation is "unacceptable".
Caroline Brown, 40, of Devonshire Road, has been offered one month's free membership to the new £11m centre, she lives opposite, ahead of its opening in January.
She said: "After a year of from hell, we should at least get a year back from the people who caused, it seems only fair."
"They have been starting work at 7.30am everyday and leave huge powerful lights on 24 hours a day. Debris from the site has covered cars and we can only put washing out on a Sunday.
"Not only that, but the language from the builders has been atrocious. I have lost count of the times I have had to bring the kids inside to keep them away from it."
Mrs Brown said her house has been vibrating constantly since work began on the site in October last year. A council spokesman said: “We have worked very hard to minimise inconvenience to residents and are happy to discuss any issues they have.
A spokesman for Sutton Council said: "Westcroft is currently offering residents whose homes back on to the area a membership price of £35 a month for life. The price is normally £42.95."
"The first month will be completely free and the normal £40 joining fee will also be waived."