Noise Action Week 2015: May 18th to 23rd

Noise prevention is cheaper than cure

for happier, healthier neighbourhoods support

Noise Action Week 2015

Thanks to all who supported Noise Action Week – raising awareness of noise and ways we can reduce the cost of noise problems to our health, commuinties and council, housing and community services that work to tackle noise problems. Across the UK local authorities, housing providers and mediation services are promoted  more considerate, quieter communities.

Headlines include:

  • Cockerels caused 147 complaints in Bradford in the past year
  • London’s oldest social housing provider is promoting their guidance on noise
  • Green Glasgow are working to reduce noise from roads – raising awareness of quieter tyres
  • We are all affected by noise – the number of people bothered by neighbour noise increased 17% 2002 – 2012
  • 30% of students tested at University of Nottingham are listening to music that could harm their hearing

 

Remember investigating noise complaints  costs  councils £130 – £7k per complaint – this is not just a cost to the council – those affected by noise need to provide evidence to support investigations. Housing providers and police community support teams also tackle noise.

We promote and co-ordinate Noise Action Week on a tiny budget and any support you can offer is very welcome.

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Noise Action Week is co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK  who work year round supporting the work of professionals in noise management. It is supported by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Environmental Protection Scotland and, hopefully, you.