Noise Action Week 2015: May 18th to 23rd
For Happier, Healthier Neighbourhoods
Noise Action Week 2015
During Noise Action Week 2015 – May 18th – 23rd – local authorities, housing providers, mediation work to raise awareness of noise. We are now running a Crowdfunder to boost funds and help us make more impact with Noise Action Week this year.
Noise is never out of the news for long – whether it’s disputes between neighbours and music venues or barking dogs. Raising awareness of noise is important because:
- We are all affected by noise – the number of people bothered by neighbour noise increased 17% 2002 – 2012
- 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 costs council tax payers – so preventing noise is in all our interests and more cost effective than answering complaints.
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.