Words: Anne Leng, community reporter
Have you noticed a rise in aircraft noise in the Pudsey area recently?
I spoke to Anita Broadbent, a community reporter and a Pudsey resident of 41 years, who highlighted the problem.
Of course, Pudsey is on the Leeds-Bradford Airport flightpath for aircraft taking off to various holiday destinations across Europe.
During lockdown night flights have not been happening because of the lack of holiday makers going abroad.
However, Anita has noticed the increased engine noise of late particularly in the early mornings and at night.
There also seems to be increased noise from police helicopters.
These, too, are a bigger problem at night with the powerful searchlights which are used.
I told Anita I will investigate the problem and it would be very useful if I could get some feedback from residents in the area. If you are encountering this problem please let me know via email@example.com and we will try to investigate further.