Let us know what you’re planning for Noise Action Week 2018 in Scotland

In previous years some great work has been undertaken to promote Noise Action Week that can give you ideas for tacking noise in your area.

Activity in Scotland has included:

Aberdeen City Council are held  an event  in a local shopping mall giving advice on noise issues in general as well as advice on low noise tyres.

Environmental Protection Scotland organised a successful meeting a meeting to discuss a review of anti social behaviour provisions and noise.

Clackmannanshire Council – put on a display at Forth Valley college and wrote to licensed premises reminding them of noise at work responsibility

City of Edinburgh Council

City of Edinburgh Council updated their information leaflets non noise:
Noise Team – Guidance on dog barking
Noise Team – Living with your neighbours
Don’t let noise get the better of you

These were redistributed to neighbourhood offices, local elected representatives and other relevant partners.

North Lanarkshire -Antisocial Response Team are targeted a number of tower blocks by issuing a newsletter and leaflet giving information on the new Night Response Team. Meetings for all residents were be held  within the towers to discuss issues, gather feedback and their views on resolutions and provide advice.

Fife Council – co-ordinated a multi-disciplinary Noise Action Week group including  Police Scotland,  Mediation Officers, Fife Council Protective Services and noise enforcement, Housing,  and Community Safety officers. Activity for 2014 included:

  •  ‘Noise and Health’ workshops at Aberhill, Buckhaven and Kirkcaldy West Primary Schools delivered early May and other areas of Fife covered by PS workshops also during campaign week – more here.
  • Target of 3 Fife problem areas – with  campaign week Drop In Sessions offering noise advice  advertised in local press with a related Noise article.
  • Noise resources updated and reprinted for all community groups including Police Scotland, Noise Officers and Community Safety teams. The Info cards have proven an invaluable resource for public awareness of help available.
  • Noise information resources out to many community groups through Fife Private Landlords, Fife Elderly Forums, Fife Community Engagement groups and FC Mobile Libraries and noise info on screens throughout Fife Council buildings, Fife Police and FifeNHS receptions.
  • Fife Council Licensing Standards Officers have identified rising noise issues from patrons outside licensed premises at unsocial hours. This is particularly relevant during the early hours of the morning in Fife town centres. Providing notices at exits and in external areas requesting cooperation of patrons can help reduce noise. The NAW group have had notices designed and have supplied these free to licensed premises. First premises targeted were the 25 late hours opening premises throughout Fife.

West Dunbartonshire – leaflet drops giving advice in noise hotspot areas

Let Environmental Protection Scotland know what you are planning for NAW 2016