A Morden music festival has rocked a community to its very core.

Eastern Electric was billed as a weekend party full of drum and bass, but many feel like it was ill-planned and should never have been allowed to go ahead.

Sarah Browne lives in Grand Drive, just a stone's throw away from where the festival took place in Morden Park on August 4 and 5.

She said hers was a "very desirable residential" area and that the festival did not fit in.

"This year our right to enjoy our property was disrupted," she said.

"Not only was the noise so loud we could not even hear our television but the lyrics were rude and explicit.

"Houses has their foundations rocked and windows rattled from the volume."

Ms Browne isn't the only one who feels this way either.

Stephen Behan lives a few miles away in Raynes Park and said that a relaxing weekend in the garden was spoilt by a "thumping bass" that lasted until 10pm on both days.

"I think many local residents will share my opinion that events such as this should be held in fields or parks miles from residential areas," he said.

"Who really wants an event such as this on their doorstep?"

The event was authorised by Merton Council and a spokeswoman said it complied with all conditions set out.

"Before and during the event the council worked closely with the organisers to ensure that they met the conditions set out in the licence that was granted, which they did and this was one of the reasons it was such a success," she said.

"This included appropriate noise levels within agreed limits, cleaning of the park, proper crowd control and site security."

She said residents were consulted prior to the event taking place and that peoples' views would be taken into account when planning future events.

But not all were upset by the increase in noise.

Harry Young has lived in Cannon Hill, Bushey Mead for the past 30 years and said it would be a great shame should these types of events stop coming to town.

"I think that it is great to have some cultural events in the borough and so close by," he said.

"I appreciate that for some people it is disruptive but the council need to work with the police and organisers to minimises this so that everyone can enjoy these events and not be dictated to

by a vocal monitory who will only be happy when there are no events in the local area."

Another man who lives near the park, Ian Robbins, echoed those thoughts.

"I have two young daughters and would love for this to be available to them in 15 years time as opposed to having to travel far and wide for something similar," he said.

"I think events in general should be encouraged in the locality and to make use of what is a fantastic space."

A spokesman from Eastern Electrics said it worked closely with the town to make sure it put on the best event possible.

"Eastern Electrics Festival is proud to call Morden Park it’s home, we respect the local community and all those involved," he said.

"We work with local stakeholder groups including the Friends of the Park, Manor House Care Home, St Lawrence Church, South Thames College and St Raphael’s to do what we can to benefit the local area.

"Each year, the sound at the festival regulated by the council as well as independently to ensure compliance - all levels are in line with London-wide guidance for offsite levels at events of this size in London parks."

Morden Park may soon be home to another festival, as a licensing application has been submitted to the council that if approved, would allow for an event to be held from 11am-10pm on September 8.