John Connell Awards 2022
The John Connell Awards, launched in 2000, and now in their 21st year are held at the Palace of Westminster to recognise and promote innovative programmes, products and solutions from government, local government, industry, organisations and individuals who have made a positive impact to reduce excessive noise and design better soundscapes to support health and well-being and improve the sound 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 awards, known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, acknowledge the importance of the quality of sound in our lives, and champion vital advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise and health promoting soundscapes for the public benefit. Over 250 recipients have now been honoured for the significant impact they have made to improve the sound environment.
The John Connell Awards 2022 took place at the Palace of Westminster on the evening of 19th October 2022, kindly hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley, Member of Parliament for Worthing West. The awards were presented by David Hill, Director-General Environment, Rural & Marine, Defra.
The John Connell Awards are open to government, local government, industry, organisations and individuals throughout the UK and Europe. The awards recognise innovative services, campaigns, products and programmes that are shining examples of community co-operation, education and creative solutions to solve noise pollution problems and improve soundscapes. For the 2022 Awards, projects which had been carried out during the past 48 months were eligible. Planning and works may had commenced prior to this period, and the positive results may have been ongoing.