For Happier, Healthier Neighbourhoods
– a successful 2014 Noise Action Week
Noise is never out of the news for long – whether it’s Brian May’s bother with Kensington basement builders or suburban dog owners being fined for neglecting barking pets. During Noise Action Week 2014 – May 19th – 24th – local authorities, housing providers, mediation and other neighbourhood services across the UK teamed up to tackle common noise problems.
The week provided an opportunity for everyone concerned with noise to raise awareness of the impact noise has on our health and well being, and anyone with a noise problem to find out about practical solutions. Plenty of you took this opportunity and some great events took place:
- Ipswich BC held a community fun day with a noise theme
- Cheltenham Borough Homes were on hand to advise tenants
- Local authorities across Leicestershire teamed up to promote tolerance and consideration
- Fife council held drop in sessions on noise and worked in school
Those who took part reported enjoyable and fun events – and we’d like to thank all who worked so hard to make NAW 2014 a success. However, dealing with noise problems continues all year round – and there is information on this site to help you reduce noise and find out who can help you deal with a noise problem and reduce the impact noise has on all of us.
- Noise is one of the indicators of public health now being used to inform government policy in England – so if you have a problem, let your council and/or housing provider know.
- Reducing problem noise presents quite a burden on council tax payers – so preventing noise is in all our interests and more cost effective than answering complaints.
- Noise Action Week 2015 needs you (date to be confirmed soon) – so contact us if you can help with sponsorship.
Noise Action Week is co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK who work year round supporting the work of professionals in noise management.