‘Unbearable’ humming sound shattering quiet tranquillity of sleepy Welsh village

A once peaceful village has been disrupted by a strange, unidentified humming noise which has been making villagers’ lives a misery.

One town in Wrexham, has been wracked for months by a strange noise which has been keeping some locals awake at night.

Residents of Gresford, the town plagued by the mystery noise, have taken to social media to express their frustration.

Some have said it’s prevented them sleeping and are desperate to get it stopped.

One said: “It was dreadful last night and previous nights I couldn’t get to sleep,” while another added: “It’s loud in the daytime today and I’ve reported it.”

There has also been a claim that the noise could be heard almost two miles away in neighbouring village of Marford.

Gresford county councillor, Andrew Atkinson, has become involved in the noisy mystery, saying the source has been identified as a nearby factory.

He as been pressuring the Wrexham County Borough Council to sort out the problem.

The county council said it had contacted the firm responsible, who it would not name, and said that they had received “no further complaints” since then.

In the January 2021 edition of the Essentials magazine covering Gresford, Marford and Rossett, Cllr Atkinson wrote: “This is causing a lot of problems and making night times unbearable for a number of residents.

“I’m in touch with council officers, trying to get this sorted out and to get the factory in question to rectify the issue ASAP.

“Now that it’s been identified where its coming from I am shocked it’s not sorted yet given the documented problems that it’s causing and I’m asking for the pressure to be increased on this to sort it ASAP.”

WCBC’s public protection service manager, Ian Jones, said: “We did issue a notice to the company following complaints from residents in the area. We are pleased that since that time no further complaints have been received.

“We understand that the company is awaiting a new part for one of their machines which should ensure there is not a repeat of the noise experienced.

“Residents and the local councillor have expressed their thanks for the speedy resolution to this matter.”

However, this isn’t the first time that the mystery humming has caused a headache for locals.

In June 2020, another low buzz was affecting residents in Deeside, about ten miles away.

The buzz got so bad, one local man, Richard Field, is rumoured to have left his home at night to get some respite.

The National Grid launched an investigation which located the noise.

They were able to confirm that they were not the source of the disturbance, which is yet to be identified.