East Midlands

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In Nottingham community protection teams will be working to tackle noise problems

East Midlands events for Noise Action Week have included:

Councils across Leicestershire have run a successful poster campaign raising awareness of neighbour noise .

Hinckley and Bosworth BC raised the profile of their partnership approach to tackling neighbour noise.

University of Nottingham invited students to find out how headphones are damaging their hearing.

East Midlands events for Noise Action Week 2014:

Kettering, Ipswich, Northampton BC, Nottingham CC, Norfolk DC – all worked to reduce the unhealthy noise that causes unhappy neighbourhoods…

In Nottingham partners involved in anti social behaviour and noise have  raised awareness of noise issues on all fronts – including:

  • Nottingham City Homes are planning an information campaign to raise awareness of procedures for investigating noise, tips and advice  in relation to noisy neighbour issues.  They will also be doing internal refresher work with their Housing Patch Managers about the tools available to them to assist tenants with noise issues.
  • Nottingham City Councils ASB Team and Community Protection Officers will be tweeting useful contact info, links to advice on tackling noise and being a good neighbour.  They will also be tweeting about any enforcement action they take that week.
  • Tweets about the exposure levels to music that people have from personal music devices and also about after pub/club parties at home.  Also be doing a licensed premises check, carrying out an informal check on levels of music being played in pubs and clubs in the city area and possible breakout of music that may be a nuisance.

Noise Action Week events in the West Midland

Ipswich BC

  • held noise awareness assemblies in local primary schools
  • Friday night Silent Disco for 11 – 14 year olds
  • A noise themed Saturday fun day including noise advice, hearing care advice and dog chipping

Kettering BC – highlighted NAW online with their sssh Street video – http://vimeo.com/95755735

Leicestershire Police – promoted in considerate attitude to noise in partnership with local authorities via Twitter and PR http://www.leics.police.uk/news-appeals/news/2014/05/14/tackling-noisy-nuisance-neighbours#.U5a8pijyS8A

Northampton BC environmental health team and neighbourhood wardens were around the town during Noise Action Week raising awareness of noise prevention and solutions to noise problems – more on noise in Northampton here.

 North Norfolk DC  used a regional saying  – “ssssshhh – be you quiet” – as their theme for Noise Action Week 0 they:

  • Talked to shoppers in Sainsbury’s in North Walsham on Wednesday 21 May – ‘how to be a good neighbour’. A member of staff dressed up as a dog to highlight barking dogs noise, which generates the largest number of noise complaints for NNDC
  • Encouraged residents to share their favourite quiet spot in north Norfolk (social media)
  • Had a ‘mobile phones on silent’ day in an otherwise noisy office environment for staff
  • Poster campaign to encapsulate 5 themes for each day of the week, shared with partners including local housing association and Police

Nottingham CC – a student city with a purple flag for night life, Nottingham CC in partnership with Nottingham police leafleted 1000s of homes in student areas encouraging a considerate approach to end of term partying – see the sound advice on their helpful leaflet end_of_term_nottingham