Friday, 8 May 2009


Thanet district Council press release

Youngsters can be seen and heard later this month (May), as Noise Action Day is celebrated in Broadstairs.

Thanet District Council’s Environmental Protection Team will be in Asda on Wednesday 20 May, between 9.30am and 4pm, getting children to shout into a noise monitor, as loudly as they can. The loudest will then win a slimline MP3 player, which holds up to 500 songs, donated by Asda.

The team will also be handing out information about what people can do if they have a problem with noisy neighbours and will be explaining about the other issues they deal with, including air pollution, high garden hedges and light pollution.

Environmental Protection Manager Penny Button said: “This is fun way to highlight a serious issue. Many people suffer from problems with noise, perhaps from their neighbours or nearby businesses and Noise Action Day aims to draw attention to that and show people where they can go to get help with the problem. But Environmental Health is about much more than just noise.

We deal with many things that affect people’s lives, including air quality, pest infestations and blocked drains.”


  1. I'd rather they monitored the noise pollution from the airport properly than handed out MP3 players to noisy kids.

  2. Smeggy, maybe if you used public transport occasionally instead of driving everywhere then you'd appreciate how annoying noise from people can be.


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