The team also produces the quarterly Outlook magazine for North Norfolk residents, as well as meeting the council's in-house design and branding business needs.
Seminar to make nightlife easier on the ears
A free seminar in May will give licensed premises an overview of the nuisance that late-night noise can cause, and what can be done to tackle it.
A free seminar next month will give licensed premises an overview of the nuisance that late-night noise can cause, and what can be done to tackle it.
North Norfolk District Council is inviting some 250 to 300 pub landlords and hoteliers to its event, at 9.30am on Tuesday, 18 May, at NNDC's Holt Road office in Cromer. The seminar comes on the back of Noise Action Week this week - an annual initiative coordinated by the charity Environmental Protection UK.
The hour-long seminar will give advice on the current regulations and council powers covering noise control, followed by an open question and answer session, in which delegates will be able to raise any noise- or licensing-related queries with Environmental Protection and Licensing Officers.
In 2009, NNDC's environmental protection team received 449 noise complaints, including 190 complaints about loud music (of which 40 were complaints about party noise), 72 about barking dogs, and 64 about general noises made by people such as shouting and banging around the house.
Since the start of 2008 NNDC has received 98 noise complaints against 52 licensed premises. Out of these complaints, 46 premises were dealt with informally without the need for formal enforcement action. But the council took formal enforcement action, in the form of an abatement notice, against six licensed premises and two of those lost their premises licence.
One particular problem is that since it became illegal to smoke indoors, licensees have had to find new ways to manage smokers gathering outside their premises, often in areas surrounded by people's homes.
- For a place at the seminar, contact Paul Clarke, Environmental Protection Officer, on 01263 516085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NNDC is also marking Noise Action Week by attending assemblies at five North Norfolk primary schools this week, to raise awareness among approximately 500-600 children at key stages 1 and 2 (between the age of 5 and 11) about being a little more considerate to those people who regularly bear the brunt of boisterous behaviour, protecting their hearing (and not annoying others) by keeping the volume on MP3 players down, and more.
- For more information about Noise Action Week, visit www.noiseactionweek.org.uk
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