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Sound advice for Noise Action Week

As more social activity takes place outside during the summer months, pub landlords and premises licence holders are being reminded to consider their neighbours with regard to noise.

West Oxfordshire District Council receives many types of noise complaints from residents, but noise from licensed premises such as cafes and pubs is one of the most common during the summer. As well as people enjoying being outside on a warm summer evening, the smoking ban also brings more people outdoors.

The District Council is writing to premises license holders reminding them what the law says and providing practical advice to avoid noise disruption. Many of the problems with outdoor noise coming from cafes, bars and entertainment venues can be reduced with good management by licensees.

Advice is also available on the Councilís website, www.westoxon.gov.uk. Alternatively the Environmental Protection team can be contacted on 01993 861000.

Last year the Council received 246 reports of noise which required investigation.

This guidance being provided by the Council is part of its support for national Noise Action Week which aims to promote noise awareness. This year the week runs from 18 to 22 May. Further information about the national campaign can be found on the Environmental Protection UK website: www.environmental-protection.org.uk

Posted : 18/05/2009 00:12:34

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