Quiet Mark is closely associated with the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) a dynamic UK charity whose aim is to share a better understanding of what sound is, how it affects us and how we can solve noise problems in a pragmatic and sustainable way. Its internationally respected work helps to relieve the physical and mental distress caused by excessive noise which profoundly affects health and wellbeing, learning, productivity and social cohesion.
To further this aim, every year NAS holds the John Connell Awards 2021 at the House of Commons which are open to local authorities, industry and organisations throughout the UK. The awards recognise innovative services, campaigns, products and programmes that are shining examples of community co-operation, education and creative solutions to solving noise pollution problems.
These ‘Noise Oscars’ are named after NAS’s far-sighted founder John Connell OBE, who lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament in 1960 when noise became a statutory nuisance in the UK for the first time and are now in their 20th year. Over 300 recipients from local authorities, industry, organisations and individuals have now been honoured for the significant impact they have made to improve the aural environment to find out more visit the NAS website here.
Image: John Connell Award Winners 2021