Life next to busy roundabout is ‘so dusty it stains the curtains’ say locals

Sammy 'Dreadlocks' Glynn who lives next to Seacroft Roundabout

Sammy ‘Dreadlocks’ Glynn lives next to Leeds’ busiest roundabout (Picture: MEN Media)

Leeds residents have opened up about what life is like beside one of the city’s busiest roundabouts, which sprays so much dust all over their homes that ‘the curtains get stains’.

Seacroft Roundabout is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Leeds, connecting the Ring Road to the A64 and other major travel routes throughout the city.

Yet despite the noise, some locals claim to love the ‘countryside’ greenery the nearby area provides, while others have hit out at the ‘noisy boy racers’ speeding around it.

Leeds City Council has labelled the neighbourhood a ‘relaxed mowing area’. There are several trees growing on it, but it would be a challenge to hear any birds chirping around the roundabout.

Leeds’ Seacroft Roundabout links the Ring Road, A64 and Barwick Road (Picture: MEN Media)

DJ Sammy ‘Dreadlocks’ Glynn, 61, a member of the reggae-dub collective Iration Steppas, has lived in a house facing the roundabout for eight years. 

But even though there’s ‘lots of noise’, he likes the area and often finds himself marvelling at the greenery it provides.

Sammy, a grandfather-of-five, said: ‘To be honest with you, I like it. To me, this is the countryside of the city. I don’t mind a bit of peace and quiet. But it’s nice to hear a bit of life, I don’t mind it. I get to see lots of vehicles.

‘We see horse and carts, as there are some travellers who live nearby, funeral parlours and everything. The only time I really come out here is if I’m doing a bit of work or getting my car. Otherwise, I’m in the back.

‘Out at the front, there’s lots of noise. But inside, you can’t hear it. And out in the …read more

Source:: Metro News

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