Noise Action Week

 

Noise Action Week  20 – 25 May 2019

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.

 

Noise Action Week  provides a focus for raising the profile of unhealthy noise.

Why is it important to raise awareness of noise reduction?

  • 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
  • Noise harms our health – 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 wildlife

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

EPUK logoWe are looking for sponsors for NAW 2019 so please get in touch if you can help.

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