Things to consider when organising an event

Public address systems

Most recreation grounds are in or next to residential areas.

If you plan to use a public address system, disruption and annoyance to residents must be minimised:

  • When planning the event layout, identify residential areas and position the speakers in the opposite direction
  • Restrict the duration and frequency of use
  • Regularly check the noise levels at the perimeter of the site

South Tyneside Council does not allow outdoor events to take place after 9pm.

Noise control is covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

If you need further advice, contact South Tyneside Council Pollution Control team on 0191 424 7836.

For further advice, see Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts.