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Housing and anti social behaviour officers should act swiftly to tackle noise

Janine Green, ASB Practice and Projects Manager at the The Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group (SLCNG) considers the challenge anti social noise presents. SLCNG is a national body for England and Wales consisting of over 300 member organisations, all sharing a responsibility for tackling anti social behaviour within our communities. Members manage around 75% of the housing stock and the role of SLCNG  is to help develop and promote best practice. Noise nuisance is […]


Preventing anti social and unhealthy noise

Press Release Noise Action Week 19th – 20th May 2014 The focus for Noise Action Week 2014 is noise and health and, following positive feedback from last years’ participants, Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) are encouraging all professionals concerned with reducing the impact of noise on health to take part.  EPUK  co-ordinate Noise Action Week – and Environmental Protection Scotland will be supporting activity to raise awareness of noise too. For local authority noise teams, social […]


Councils risk losing control of late night noise during World Cup

The EPUK noise committee is concerned at yesterday’s government decision to re-consider a relaxation of licensing laws during the World Cup this summer – Vice Chair Gareth Hooper sets out the issues. The coalition government is at odds over licensing. Liberal Democrat Minister of State for the Home Office, Norman Baker, stated that there would be no automatic right to a late license during the World Cup for England games. However, David Cameron overruled him, […]


Should environmental health officers be working to reduce neighbour noise?

Gareth Hooper, EHO and vice chair of the EPUK noise committee considers options for reducing neighbour noise problems. Noise nuisance continues to blight peoples’ lives, with statistics from the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health (CIEH) revealing the significant majority of complaints to local authorities are about residential noise. A MORI report commissioned by Defra suggests 63% of people hear noise from their neighbours. There is a range of noises and a range of responses – […]