In 1960 John Connell lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through parliament making noise a statutory nuisance in the UK for the first time. Today the Society is focused on working together with industry, government, local government, NGOs and members of the public to help find practical solutions in furtherance of its objects.
John Connell Awards
To this aim The John Connell Awards were established, in his memory, to recognise Local Authorities, individuals and organisations judged to have been outstanding in their efforts to both reduce the impact of noise nuisance and seek to pioneer practical and innovative solutions to noise pollution.
Now in their 12th year, the annual event brings together previous Award winners and a host of others involved in the noise arena in the unique setting of the Terrace Pavillion at the House of Commons.