'It's too bright and it looks cheap': Furious residents can't even reverse off drive because of luxury hotel's 'tacky' new signs

By Ramazani Mwamba

Residents living opposite a luxury hotel have blasted it's 'tacky' new signs.

People living directly opposite Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa in Bromley Cross have raised complaints about the brightness of its brand new signs.

Residents in the area say the signs, which are thought to be dusk activated, have been intrusive and 'difficult to live with' during the night when they automatically switch on.

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Frank, who did not want his surname used, lives directly opposite the hotel.

He has the lights shining into his home during the evening told the Manchester Evening News that they are simply 'too bright'.

"I know a lot of people around here that aren't happy about it, I'm not happy about it!

"It's just intrusive because it's too bright, its too much and they've aimed it directly at our homes.

"I didn't know this was going on, none of us did, I went away for Christmas, I came back and it was completed, it's come as a shock really.

"I just want them to make it a little less intrusive, I've no objections to the state of the entrance, but that's intrusive."

The lights have been making life 'difficult' for residents (KB)

A neighbour said living directly opposite the bright lights has been tough.

They told the MEN: "The light is difficult to live with.

"Trying to reverse off the drive at night is difficult because it's so bright you can't tell what's coming.

"The wall we don't mind, the flowers we don't mind, we think it looks pretty. We just don't like the lights and we think it's tacky.

"It's too bright and it looks cheap."

One neighbour said they looked like an entrance to a hospital (KB)

While many were against the the new signs, some residents weren't all too perplexed about the lights despite them looking like an 'entrance to a hospital.'

One resident said: "I don't mind them, the design's alright, I think it looks like an entrance to a hospital though.

"But it doesn't matter what we think, they've done it.

"They'll do what they want, whenever they want, there's no point getting upset when you've got nothing to do with it."

A passer-by called the signs 'unnecessary' (KB)

The bright lights have also been stunning dog walkers and runners who frequent the area.

Susan Worrall who was on a leisurely stroll passed the signs said: "They don't need to be that bright do they?

"It's mostly families and coach parties that come here, it's not in the city centre where they need to be seen, It's no necessary.

Another resident who wasn't a fan of the lights said: "I'm not fan, I think it's tacky.

"When I first saw them I thought, 'what have they done?' They need to get rid of the whole thing."

Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa in Bromley has been approached for comment.

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