South West

Let us know what you’re planning for Noise Action Week 2016 in the South West:

Gloucester City Council will be in the city centre talking about the health impacts of noise and plan to follow this up with a campaign on dog barking.

Sedgemoor District Council are talking about noise on local radio and will be out and about in Bridgewater next week working to cut the cost of noise problems


Activity in the South West in previous years has included:

North Somerset DC
The Environmental Protection team will be visiting three during Noise Action Week to offer advice to the public on noise issues, and in particular ways they can prevent causing a noise nuisance, i.e. barking dogs and loud music/TV’s.  Our trailer will also have posters displaying Noise Action Week and  leaflets regarding noise issues will be available for officers to hand out.

 Cheltenham Borough Homes
The anti social behaviour team active in the borough talking about neighbour noise.

Cornwall Council -flagged up powers to seize noise making equipment

North Somerset Council

The Environmental Protection Team focused on promoting responsible dog ownership –  incorporating  free dog microchipping by the Dogs Trust to tie in with the legal requirements for dogs to be microchipped from 6 April 2016. They  offered leaflets, information and advice to members of the public regarding noise issues. They planned to visit 5 locations in North Somerset throughout the week and are advertising in local publications.

Sovereign Housing Association  held  Noise Action Week – including and in office silent disco.

Teign Housing and Teignbridge District Council worked in partnership to promote noise action week and held 4 events in 4 different areas including a local primary school, a SureStart Centre, a community café and one out on the streets. They also be launched a new information guide for residents on being a good neighbour produced in partnership with local agencies.

The States of Guernsey – promoted new Planning Advice Note for Air Source Heat Pumps written by their Planning Department in consultation with the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation. The note was created in response to an increasing number of planning applications received for air source heat pumps. Staff from the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation and the Environment Department spoke to  architects and installers of air source heat pumps, explaining considerations and requirements for planning consent for Air Source Heat Pumps.

Wiltshire Council The Public Protection team held an interactive workshop measuring the decibel level from personal stereos. The team will used a chart to show the public an equivalent sound of the same decibel. eg 100db is equivalent to a passing train whilst stood on the platform. There were be displays, live feeds to twitter and lots to se in a gazebo at the entrance of County Hall.