Noise Action Week 20 – 24 May 2013

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Turning down the stereo in Leeds

Every year Noise Action Week provides a focus for raising awareness of noise problems in neighbourhoods and the effect of noise on health and well being.

The week is an opportunity for local authority noise teams, housing providers, mediation services, neighbourhood police teams, businesses and communities to make themselves heard:

  • by raising awareness of the impacts noise has on neighbours
  • promoting simple practical ways to prevent noise annoying neighbours
  • promoting the services available to tackle noise

Noise in the wrong place at the wrong time affects the quality of life in our neighbourhoods – and can harm health. Noise is a common cause of neighbour disputes, that can be prevented by better communication and awareness of neighbours. There are practical ways to reduce noise too.

During Noise Action Week 2013 we are encouraging everyone to consider how they can avoid causing noise disturbance – at home, in the street, at work and at play. You can find more information on reducing noise around homes here.

Find out how mediation can help resolve noise problems from some fantastic young actors and Coast and Country Housing in the North East – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmeKcjYAWfg

To help promote your Noise Action Week, download a copy of our logo.

South Liverpool Homes competiotion winnerSee Noise Action Week – http://www.noiseactionweek.org.uk for more information, and to find out more about what’s going on.

Get in touch for more information, or to let us know how you are planning to tackle noise this year at: noiseactionweek@environmental-protection.org.uk.

Noise Action Week 2013 is supported by:

EPUK and the Noise Committee – Institute of AcousticsBruel and Kjaer – Bath and NE Somerset Council –  Brighton and Hove City Council – East Staffs Council – East Riding Council – Elmbridge Council – North Somerset Council – Swindon Council

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