Noise Action Week 2016: May 23rd to 28th
For healthier communities and neighbourhoods support Noise Action Week 2016
Noise Action Week is co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK to support all groups, agencies and services involved in reducing the cost of noise to our health and quality of life. We work to raise awareness of noise problems and the solutions available either by individual actions or through community services including council environmental health and antisocial behaviour professionals, housing providers, mediation services, community police and other professional and voluntary groups working in communities. During the week we urge all involved in managing noise to raise awareness of noise issues, problems and solutions.
Some headline activities from Noise Action Week 2016 include:
- London’s oldest social housing provider promoted their guidance on noise
- Green Glasgow worked to reduce noise from roads – raising awareness of quieter tyres
- Testing of students’ listening habits at University of Nottingham found 30% 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 as well as suffering the impacts, so there is a cost within communities too.
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.