Central Branch & AGM

NPSE 8 Years On and Acoustic Lab Tour of BRE - Presented by Stephen Turner Thursday 1 February 2018 at 6pm BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9NH


Central Branch Evening Meeting
NPSE 8 Years On and Acoustic Lab Tour of BRE & AGM
A Presentation by Stephen Turner
Thursday 1 February 2018 at 6.00pm
BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9NH


In March, it will be eight years since the publication of the Noise Policy Statement for England (NPSE).  At the time a journalist in a national newspaper commented that "The publication of the Noise Policy Statement for England...should influence many of the most significant proposed changes to our national life over the next decade". 

Working with DEFRA at the time Stephen Turner was heavily involved in the development and implementation of this policy and has a wealth of experience on this topic.

This presentation will describe how the NPSE has subsequently been applied across government policy since its publication in 2010 and consider the extent to which it has been influencing ‘changes to our national life’.

This presentation is also timely given that the Professional Practice Guidance was also issued last year.

Arrive from 6pm for the tour of the Transmission Suites & Anechoic Lab which will start at 6:20pm.  A very brief AGM will precede Stephen’s presentation which will start around 7pm.  It is expected that Stephen’s presentation and the ensuing questions/ discussion will end around 8-8:30pm.  As usual with Central Branch meetings there will be an opportunity to continue the discussions afterwards at a local Indian restaurant.  For those who may find it difficult to get to BRE early so may not be able to take part in the tour, aim to arrive by 7pm instead, to ensure you don’t miss the AGM and particularly Stephen’s presentation.

The Central branch was formed to support IOA members located in Beds, Herts and Bucks.  The evening meetings and one-day conferences are organised by the Central Branch committee, which is made up of volunteers.  Several members of the Committee have now served their full term and will be standing down at the AGM.  We need some new people on the committee to help run the branch and arrange the meetings.  Note that involvement with an IOA branch committee does count as CPD!  If you would like to volunteer, please send your name and a brief summary about yourself by Friday 26 January to Rachel Canham at Rachel@wbm.co.uk

Attendance is free and everyone is welcome, but note that places are limited to 40 people and advance notification of attendees is required for BRE.  Please email TimminsG@bre.co.uk<mailto:TimminsG@bre.co.uk> to reserve your place at this event.

The meeting will be in the Innovation Park Visitors Centre at BRE and attendees should report there on arrival for registration.

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01 February 2018   through   8:07 PM
Bucknalls Lane
Bricket Wood
Watford, WD25 9NH

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