John Connell Awards

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John Connell Awards have been held annually since 2000 at the Palace of Westminster to recognise and promote innovative ideas and solutions from local authorities, industry and individuals that have made a positive impact on the reduction of excessive noise in the community to improve the aural environment.

The John Connell Awards 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. These unique annual awards, known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, are now in their 18th year. They acknowledge the importance of the quality of sound in our lives, and champion vital advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise for the public benefit. Over 250 recipients from local authorities, industry, organisations and individuals have now been honoured for the significant impact they have made to improve the aural environment.

‘The Noise Oscars’