CCs must watch their noise levels in the evening

In a compact urban setting like Singapore, noise from loud performances at community events is often a concern of the nearby residents.

Many People's Association (PA) community clubs (CC) are located in close proximity to HDB blocks.

It is not uncommon for CCs to host noisy entertainment events in the evening, between 7pm and 10pm.

It would be more effective for the PA to adopt a pre-emptive approach to the occurrence of excessive noise at such activities.

For instance, it could notify nearby residents in advance, hold extremely loud events in an enclosed environment, or monitorthe noise level and address it immediately if it gets too high.

To protect the residents from being seriously annoyed by amplified live music, adequate legal protection should be offered.

Perhaps more stringent noise limits would be helpful.

Loong Chik Tong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2017, with the headline 'CCs must watch their noise levels in the evening'. Print Edition | Subscribe