Support Noise Action Week




Noise is a persistent problem in neighbourhoods and many noise problems can easily be avoided.  Recent research findings demonstrate there are more reasons than ever to support Noise Action Week:

  • Nearly half the people surveyed in the Defra Noise Attitude Survey (NAS) 2012  (published 2015)  said their home life is spoilt by noise to some extent
  • In the same survey one in five people asked reported their sleep is disturbed by noise
  • Also NAS 2012 found noise has leapt to fourth place (from ninth) in a table of local environmental concerns (making it a bigger local worry than air pollution)
  • Other Defra research recently published found it costs a local authority between £130 and £7000 to investigate a noise complaint – so education work to prevent noise problems can be cost effective
  • Some businesses are campaigning for a change in the law that could reduce peoples’ protection from noise – the music industry are calling for an ‘Agent of change’ principle to be put in place – which would mean anyone moving near a noisy business would not be able to complain about disturbance.

Please donate what you can to help us inform  and educate people about reducing unhealthy and disturbing noise.


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Our Supporters

Environmental Protection Scotland

               Chartered Institute of Environmental Health