Noise Action Week 2017 – 22-27 May 2017

Published Thursday 25 May 2017

A week-long campaign is helping raise awareness of noise issues, and what can be done to reduce nuisance noise, in neighbourhoods.

Harborough District Council has joined other local authorities, and agencies, across the UK during Noise Action Week running from 22 May to 27 May 2017.

Advice will be on offer at a Noise Awareness Week stand at Harborough Market on Friday 26 May 2017 from 10am until 12pm. This will offer advice and guidance on how residents can deal with noise problems and anti-social behaviour.

Noise Action Week works to raise awareness of noise problems and solutions available either by individual actions or through community services, including council environmental health and antisocial behaviour professionals, housing providers, mediation services, community police and other professional and voluntary groups.

The campaign is co-ordinated nationally by Environmental Protection UK to support the services, agencies and groups working hard to tackle noise problems.

In 2014/15 local authorities in England received nearly 400,000 noise complaints. Locally, Harborough District Council received nearly 220 complaints.

The Defra Noise Attitude survey 2012 published at the end of 2014 – revealed that nearly half the people surveyed said their home life is spoilt by noise to some extent and one in five reported their sleep is disturbed by noise.

As part of the campaign residents and businesses are encouraged to consider the amount of noise they make and work to find solutions.

Find out more about what can be done to reduce noise?

People can follow updates on Twitter via @NoiseActionWeek or online at 

Report noise nuisance via the council’s website