Steps have been taken to prevent raves at a disused Brislington warehouse.
The 5,335 sq ft industrial unit on Eldon Way has been occupied by noisy revellers on a fortnightly basis over the last couple of months, according to local resident Lorraine King.
The 58-year-old, of Kilvert Close, claims ravers loudly partied in the building from 9pm on December 23 until 9.30am.
She says she was unable to sleep because of the “absolutely disgusting” event – and has welcomed action taken to stop it happening again.
The warehouse is blocked off following complaints to police from Mrs King and her neighbours.
Concrete blocks barricade the entrance and the unit’s parking area.
‘It just can’t keep going on’
Mrs King, who is concerned the ravers could find another empty Brislington warehouse, said: “It just can’t keep going on.
“I would say it’s house music they play, going by the beat of the bass, a dum dum dum. It’s not reggae or anything.
“My neighbours who have small children have been really bothered by it. It’s definitely loud enough to be a nuisance.
“I used to do raves when I was 17 because I’m a music fan, but those were out in the countryside – not in a built up area.”
Mrs King, who goes to Glastonbury Festival every year, says her message to the ravers would be: “Yes, have fun – but go out to the countryside.”
She claims the Eldon Way raves have been taking place on Friday evenings over recent months, sometimes lasting until 12pm on Saturdays.
“I’ve not been getting an awful lot of sleep,” she said.
Bristol Live reported on December 30 windows in Brislington homes had been “vibrating” due to the warehouse parties.
One Hardenhuish Road mum, who wished to remain anonymous, said a Christmas Eve rave began at 10.30pm and lasted until around 1pm.
She added the noise had been “playing havoc” with her mental health and causing her to lose sleep.
Photographs of the site in recent days have shown rubbish strewn next to the warehouse, including beer cans and bottles.
An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesperson spoke about the issue on December 30, shortly before the concrete blocks were put in place.
They said: “We have been liaising with the local residents but can only respond to criminal offences and require evidence of incidents that have been committed.
“We have asked the residents to report incidents that are happening.
“We will also liaise with the landowners to deal with the trespass issue and the allegations of illegal raves.”
The force has been approached for further comment.
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