Man who complained about kids playing is a road maggot causing his own noise pollution

Remember this story about a moaning whinger complaining about the noise of kids playing, god forbid, in a playground.

The days of children screaming in delight as they whiz along a flying fox might be numbered at one Auckland housing development.

Signs are about to be put up and a noise assessment is under way after complaints about children making too much noise at the new playground next to the Stonefields estate.

Residents there are upset about an adventure kids’ park which opened in front of their houses a few weeks ago.

A large flying fox outside their front doors bringing what they say is excessive noise and large areas of sand – used to create a landing zone beneath the equipment – are their main issues.

Alan Gilder, of Galway Bay Tce, said he didn’t begrudge children the playground but he wants the flying fox and sand removed, is concerned about three tall climbing towers which he said were a potential hazard and said children endangered locals by riding bikes on footpaths.

“I would like the flying fox removed. It does get very noisy on the weekend and there’s sand everywhere. I certainly didn’t expect to have a beach on my doorstep. It gets inside. The park is awesome but they haven’t put a lot of thought into it – the flying fox generates a lot of squealing.”

Well it turns out Alan Gilder is also the owner of a cycle shop in St Heliers…and it is his patron and club members that are causing their own noise in the early hours of the morning.

Except the guy was too gutless to respond to media and instead sent out his store manager.



Road maggot Alan Gilder, who complained and successfully caused the removal of the flying fox at Stonefields doesn’t want kids to play in a playground during the day but is quite ok with his road maggot mates causing noise pollution in the small hours of the morning.

Let’s let kids be kids, perhaps the council can now rescind their decision now that we know the complainer is a sanctimonious hypocrite and entitled?road maggot.

I wonder of those same kids he complained about bought their bikes from his store?


– Eastern Courier, tipline