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HOW TO KEEP THE PEACE - NEW NOISE LEAFLET GIVES ADVICE

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Raising public awareness of neighbour noise problems is the aim of a new leaflet issued today by the National Socie...
Raising public awareness of neighbour noise problems is the aim of a new leaflet issued today by the National Society for Clean Air - produced with the support of the department of the environment and The Scottish Office.

'Noise - how to keep the peace with your neighbours' provides straightforward advice on how not to be a noise nuisance. It includes simple tips on how to avoid causing noise problems - and brief advice for people with a noise problem.

Environment minister James Clappison said:

'Neighbour noise can be a real scourge. This leaflet will help to make people aware of the distress that can be caused by creating excessive noise. It gives people advice on how to cut down on the noise that they make - and advises people who suffer from noise problems on sources of help and information.

'Our overall strategy is about promoting and encouraging effective remedies for neighbour noise problems. An important feature is working in partnership with organisations such as the National Society for Clean Air - on initiatives like this leaflet.'

Tim Brown of the National Society for Clean Air said:

'Many noise problems are caused by misunderstanding and lack of awareness about noise issues. We hope that this leaflet will spell out some of the practical things that people can do to reduce disturbance. Everyone has to live together and respecting our neighbour's desire for peace is a responsibility for us all.'

-- Copies of the leaflet are available from the Department of the Environment, Publications Despatch Centre, Blackhorse Road, London, SE99 6TT (tel: 0181 691 9191 fax: 0181 694 0099).

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