“It’s too bright and looks cheap”: angry residents can’t even backtrack because of luxury hotel’s new “sticky” signs

Residents living in front of a luxury hotel have detonated its new “sticky” signs.

People living directly across from the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa in Bromley Cross have complained about the brightness of its brand new signs.

Residents in the area say the signs, which are said to be activated at dusk, were intrusive and “hard to get through” at night when they automatically turn on.

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Frank, who did not want his last name to be used, lives across the street from the hotel.

He has the lights shining in his house during the evening told the Manchester Evening News that they are simply “too bright”.

“I know a lot of people around here who are not happy, I’m not happy!

“It’s just intrusive because it’s too bright, it’s too much and they pointed it straight at our homes.

“I didn’t know it was happening, neither of us knew, I left for Christmas, I came back and it was over, it’s really a shock.

“I just want them to make it a little less intrusive, I have no problem with the state of the entry, but it’s intrusive.”



Lights made life ‘difficult’ for residents


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A neighbor said living right in front of the bright lights was difficult.

They told MEN: “Light is hard to live with.

“Trying to back up at night is difficult because it’s so bright that you can’t tell what’s going to happen.

“The wall doesn’t bother us, the flowers don’t bother us, we think it’s pretty. We just don’t like lights and we think it’s out of date.

“It’s too bright and it looks cheap.”



A neighbor said they looked like a hospital entrance
A neighbor said they looked like a hospital entrance

While many were against the new signs, some residents weren’t too baffled about the lights despite the fact that they looked like a “hospital entrance.”

One resident said: “I don’t mind the design is good, I think it looks like a hospital entrance.

“But no matter what we think, they did.

“They do what they want, when they want, there is no point in getting upset when you have nothing to do with it.”



A passerby called the signs
A passerby called the signs “unnecessary”

The bright lights were also some great dog walkers and runners who frequent the area.

Susan Worrall, who was leisurely strolling past the signs, said: “They don’t have to be that bright, do they?

“It is especially families and coaches who come here, it is not in the city center where you have to see them, it is not necessary.

Another resident who wasn’t a fan of the lights said: “I’m not a fan, I think it’s out of date.

“When I saw them for the first time, I thought: what have they done? “They have to get rid of everything.”

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

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Lee J. Murillo