Monday, 14 June 2010


A Broadstairs girl has been named as Thanet’s noisiest, following a competition to celebrate Noise Action Day.

Organised by the council’s Environmental Protection team, they spent the day at Asda in Broadstairs, highlighting the work they do to local residents. As part of the day, a competition was held to find the noisiest child.

The winner was nine year old Paige Crow, from Broadstairs, whose shout registered 121 decibels, which is equivalent to a fire engine’s sirens. Her shout was louder than last year’s winner, who only managed to hit 106.5 decibels. Paige won a £25 WHSmith voucher, along with flowers and chocolates donated by Asda.

Cllr. Chris Wells, Cabinet Member for Community Services, who presented the prize, said: “Although this is a fun competition, it’s got a serious side to it. It’s about ensuring the public understand the work that our Environmental Protection Team do and how they can help people. It’s also a great opportunity to remind people just how intrusive noise can be in people’s daily lives. We try and encourage people to consider their neighbours when they’re doing daily tasks, such as playing music, watching the TV or carrying out DIY work.”

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