Noise Action Week backed by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Publication Date: 18th May 2015

Subject: Environmental protection

Noise Action Week takes place between 18 and 23 May and CIEH is giving its backing to the week-long initiative.

Howard Price, Lead Policy Officer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), said:

“We fully support Noise Action Week and its efforts to shine a light on this important issue. Noise can blight people’s lives and that’s why we welcomed the Government’s 2010 Noise Policy Statement for England, which promotes good health and a good quality of life through the management of noise. We also want to see local authorities embed the Noise Policy Statement’s practices across all their departments, as well as promote it to their local communities.

“As we called for in our manifesto, we want the government to continue to take the issue of noise seriously and make noise-making and other developments subject to planning applications, as well as reinstating the need for all potentially noisy entertainment to be licensed. Only that way can their noise implications be discussed and resolved before it’s too late.”

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About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH): 

  • The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved
  • Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. The CIEH is working to ensure that both in support of government policy and in campaigning for necessary additional measures
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