Noise Action Week is co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK to support all groups, agencies and services involved in reducing the cost of noise to our health and quality of life. We work to raise awareness of noise problems and the solutions available through individual actions and community services. Environmental health and antisocial behaviour professionals, housing providers, mediation services, community police and other professional and voluntary groups working in communities are all encouraged to use the week to tackle noise. Let us know what you’re planning and we can provide 100 free noise leaflets to kick start your work.Some activities planned for Noise Action Week 2018 include:
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan joint regulatory services will be raising awareness of dog barking Ashram Moseley, a West Midlands housing provider, will be talking to residents and offering information on noise problems.Nottingham City Homes will also be talking to tennants about noise.
Remember investigating noise complaints costs councils £130 – £7k per complaint – this is not just a cost to the council – those affected by noise need to provide evidence to support investigations as well as suffering the impacts, so there is a cost within communities too.We promote and co-ordinate Noise Action Week on a tiny budget and any support you can offer is very welcome.Sign up to our mailing list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Noise Action Week is co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK who work year round supporting the work of professionals in noise management.
Let us know what you are planning in the North West for NAW 2016
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:
ADR Mediation and Training, Allerdale Council, Your Derwent & Solway Housing and Home Group Ltd worked with police and held a community event to discuss noise issues.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council held a Noise Action Day in the Market Square at Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre in 2014. Officers from the environmental health department answered queries on neighbour noise, gave members of the public an opportunity to listen to examples of noise considered to be a noise nuisance, and what the council would unable to take action over. They also registered key holder information for house alarm systems.
South Liverpool Homes – Focus on Flats
Worked with Liverpool CC Environmental Protection Team and Merseyside Police, SLH ran an advisory roadshow, children’s colouring competition and promoted good neighbour agreements to reduce tension between tenants.
Rossendale BC – encouraging noise management
Rossendale Borough Council wrote to pubs and clubs to promote management and control of noise in the area and raise awareness of noise issues around premises.
Source: Noise Action Week 2016