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|Title:||Communities called on to Combat Noise|
|Subtitle:||Noise Action Week 21st - 26th May|
|Author:||Environmental Protection UK |
|ID & Publication:||20120511004 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (National) |
Communities across the UK are being encouraged to work together to combat noise problems as we countdown to Noise Action Week 2012. Organisations across the UK – from Fife to Thurrock - will be working to raise awareness of noise issues and promote simple solutions available to tackle them:
- Stafford Borough Council and Maidstone Council are setting up demonstration homes to show people how their noise affects others and how they can reduce it
- GreenSquare housing young advisors in Chippenham are running fun activities to promote noise awareness
- Kettering Borough Council will be distributing beer mats and posters to encourage late night revellers to keep it down
- North Lincolnshire Council are running a series of workshops teaching school pupils about noise.
National environmental group Environmental Protection UK are co-ordinating the initiative, established since 1997, to promote community action on excessive noise that affects our neighbourhoods and can impact on health - from early morning DIY to late night music. However, with a little thought for neighbours, many noise problems can be prevented – by turning it down or carrying out noisy activity at a sensible time.
Mary Stevens, Noise Action Week Co-ordinator said, ‘We’ve all suffered the effects of thoughtless noise pollution - whether it’s a neighbour’s barking dog or thumping bass, car radios blaring and aggressive driving in residential streets; noise is one of the biggest issues affecting our neighbourhoods, and our well-being, and too much noise can damage our health. During Noise Action Week EPUK is encouraging communities to consider the impacts of noise in their area and the simple ways we can all contribute to making our neighbourhoods quieter and healthier.’
To find out about noise in your area – see the events listed on our website - if nothing is listed yet ask the local authority noise team; housing providers; mediation service - in your area how noise is being tackled in local neighbourhoods.
Contact us to find out more:
See our website: www.noiseactionweek.org.uk/about
Follow us on Twitter: @NoiseActionWeek #NAW2012
Mobile: 0782 376501
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