Noise Action Week

 

Noise Action Week  21 – 26 May 2018

Noise Action Week is coordintated every year by Environmental Protection UK. The week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the cost of noise to the health and well being of communities and individuals.

This Noise Action Week activity includes:

  • Camarthenshire CC dog wardens will be advising dog walkers on reducing bothersome barking
  • Public health staff & students from our sponsors University Centre Weston will be talking to people about peace and quiet on Wednesday and Thursday & at Eat Food Festival, Burnham-on-Sea Satruday
  • Sponsors Cirrus Research are at Malton Food Festival promoting healthy attitudes to noise
  • Accord Group housing in West Midlands are visiting tenants for a quiet word about noise

We can all improve our health by turning it down and considering those around us.

Why is it important to reduce exposure to noise?

  • Noise can disturb us at home, study, work and leisure
  • We all have the capacity to make noise that disturbs others
  • Investigating noise complaints costs councils £130 – £7k per complaint
  • Evidence is mounting up on the harm noise does to our health.

Who can help with noise?

  • We all can – by being more considerate when carrying out noisy activities
  • Local councils – are required to investigate noise problems by law
  • Housing providers
  • Mediation services

To keep in touch with our work on noise sign up to our mailing list by contacting: noiseactionweek@susspace.org.uk

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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.

Noise Action Week 2018 is supported by the Institute of Acoustics, Bruel & Kjaer, Cirrus Research plc, DefraUniversity Centre Weston and the Bristol Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire Environmental Protection Group.