Noise Action Week


Noise Action Week  is back!
24 – 29 May 2021

For over 20 years EPUK has co-ordinated an annual initiative to raise the profile of unhealthy noise and the impact it has on our physical and mental health. We took a quiet break at the height of the pandemic last year but are pleased to say we’re back!

Many people enjoyed the peace and quiet during lockdowns – while keen to get back to seeing friends and family. Now garden entertaining is allowed and pubs and cafes are open outdoors, we don’t want to spoil the fun, but equally don’t want to see outdoor leisure causing noise disturbance for people living and working nearby.

  • Noise disturbs us at home – with many of us working and studying at home
  • Investigating noise complaints costs cash strapped councils £130 – £7k per complaint
  • Noise harms our health – in 2019 the Chief Medical Officer likened it to junk food – while we might enjoy some loud sound – repeated exposure will harm our health.
  • Noise disrupts our natural environment – disturbing birds and wildlife

We are reminding everyone to be aware of when and where you are making noise – to keep the peace with neighbours.

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Noise Action Week is funded and co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK  who work year round supporting the work of professionals in noise management.

We are looking for sponsors to  make Noise Action Week bigger and better next year,  so please get in touch if you can help.