Noise Action Week is Back! 24-29th May
Keeping the peace as we ease out of lockdown
After a quiet break during the pandemic Noise Action Week is back! The campaign coincides with lockdowns easing across the UK, allowing more socialising at home, inside and outside, and larger groups to gather. With people keen to get back to seeing family and friends, there is potential for an increase in disturbing noise – in gardens and around venues. Easing of restrictions on the opening of shops, with longer opening hours allowed, and early and late deliveries, also has the potential to cause disturbance.
In addition more people are at home. Home working and travel restrictions mean gathering with friends and family in the garden and more DIY and building projects have the potential to disturb neighbours with noise.
Too much noise can harm our mental and physical health, and many have got used to less noise during lockdown. While we don’t want to spoil the fun, we’re running an online campaign to raise the profile of the impact too much noise can have on us all.
We’ll be reaching out to local authorities calling on them to remind residents, tenants and businesses to keep the peace with neighbours. We’ll be posting information and advice on reducing noise online. For example Medway Council are running a poster competition for junior schools, and Wirral BC will be raising awareness online – so get involved in making some noise about noise.
Find out more: http://www.noiseactionweek.org.uk