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62 Noise in streets.E+W

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, a loudspeaker in a street shall not be operated—

(a)between the hours of nine in the evening and eight in the following morning, for any purpose;

(b)At any other time, for the purpose of advertising any entertainment, trade or business;

and any person who operates or permits the operation of a loudspeaker in contravention of this subsection shall be guilty of an offence against this Part of this Act.

[F1In this section]street” means a highway and any other road, footway, square or court which is for the time being open to the public.

F2[(1A)Subject to subsection (1B) of this section, the Secretary of State may by order amend the times specified in subsection (1)(a) of this section.

(1B)An order under subsection (1A) of this section shall not amend the times so as to permit the operation of a loudspeaker in a street at any time between the hours of nine in the evening and eight in the following morning.]

(2)[F3Subsection (1) of this section] shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker—

(a)for police, [F4fire and rescue authority] or ambulance purposes [F5or for purposes relating to the functions of Ministry of Defence fire-fighters (as defined in section 16 of the Armed Forces Act 2016)], by [F6the [F7Environment Agency], [F8the Natural Resources Body for Wales,] a water undertaker or a sewerage undertaker] in the exercise of any of its functions, or by a local authority within its area;

(b)for communicating with persons on a vessel for the purpose of directing the movement of that or any other vessel;

(c)if the loudspeaker forms part of a public telephone system;

(d)if the loudspeaker—

(i)is in or fixed to a vehicle, and

(ii)is operated solely for the entertainment of or for communicating with the driver or a passenger of the vehicle or, where the loudspeaker is or forms part of the horn or similar warning instrument of the vehicle, solely for giving warning to other traffic, and

(iii)is so operated as not to give reasonable cause for annoyance to persons in the vicinity;

(e)otherwise than on a highway , by persons employed in connection with a transport undertaking used by the public in a case where the loudspeaker is operated solely for making announcements to passengers or prospective passengers or to other persons so employed;

(f)by a travelling showman on land which is being used for the purposes of a pleasure fair;

(g)in case of emergency.

(3)Subsection (1)(b) of this section shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker between the hours of noon and seven in the evening on the same day if the loudspeaker—

(a)is fixed to a vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of a perishable commodity for human consumption; and

(b)is operated solely for informing members of the public (otherwise than by means of words) that the commodity is on sale from the vehicle; and

(c)is so operated as not to give reasonable cause for annoyance to persons in the vicinity.

F9[(3A)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker in accordance with a consent granted by a local authority under Schedule 2 to the Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993.]

(4)An offence under this section in Scotland may be prosecuted in any court of summary jurisdiction within the meaning of the M1Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Act 1954 having jurisdiction in the place where the offence was committed.

Extent Information

E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 62(1) substituted (E.W.) (1.5.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7, 12(1).

F2S.62(1A)(1B) inserted (E.W.) (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7(3)(6), 12(1).

F3Words in s. 62(2) substituted (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7(4), 12(1).

F4Words in s. 62(2)(a) substituted (1.10.2004 except in relation to W., 10.11.2004 for W.) by Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), s. 61, Sch. 1 para. 45; S.I. 2004/2304, art. 2; S.I. 2004/2917, art. 2

F5Words in s. 62(2)(a) inserted (12.7.2016) by Armed Forces Act 2016 (c. 21), ss. 17(3), 19(3)(b)

F7Words in s. 62(2)(a) substituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 28 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F9S. 62(3A) inserted (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7(5), 12(1).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C12S. 69(1) power to exclude conferred (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 8, 12(1), Sch. 2 para. 1(1)

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62 Noise in streets.S

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, a loudspeaker in a [F10road] shall not be operated—

(a)between the hours of nine in the evening and eight in the following morning, for any purpose;

(b)At any other time, for the purpose of advertising any entertainment, trade or business;

and any person who operates or permits the operation of a loudspeaker in contravention of this subsection shall be guilty of an offence against this Part of this Act.

F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F12[(1A)Subject to subsection (1B) of this section, the Secretary of State may by order amend the times specified in subsection (1)(a) of this section.

(1B)An order under subsection (1A) of this section shall not amend the times so as to permit the operation of a loudspeaker in a road at any time between the hours of nine in the evening and eight in the following morning.]

(2)[F13Subsection (1) of this section] shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker—

(a)for police F14... or ambulance purposes [F5or for purposes relating to the functions of Ministry of Defence fire-fighters (as defined in section 16 of the Armed Forces Act 2016)], [F15for or in connection with the exercise of any function of [F16the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service],] by [F17Scottish Water] in the exercise of any of its [F18core functions (within the meaning of section 70(2) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002) (asp 3)], or by a local authority within its area;

(b)for communicating with persons on a vessel for the purpose of directing the movement of that or any other vessel;

(c)if the loudspeaker forms part of a public telephone system;

(d)if the loudspeaker—

(i)is in or fixed to a vehicle, and

(ii)is operated solely for the entertainment of or for communicating with the driver or a passenger of the vehicle or, where the loudspeaker is or forms part of the horn or similar warning instrument of the vehicle, solely for giving warning to other traffic, and

(iii)is so operated as not to give reasonable cause for annoyance to persons in the vicinity;

(e)otherwise than on a [F19public road (within the meaning of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984)], by persons employed in connection with a transport undertaking used by the public in a case where the loudspeaker is operated solely for making announcements to passengers or prospective passengers or to other persons so employed;

(f)by a travelling showman on land which is being used for the purposes of a pleasure fair;

(g)in case of emergency.

(3)Subsection (1)(b) of this section shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker between the hours of noon and seven in the evening on the same day if the loudspeaker—

(a)is fixed to a vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of a perishable commodity for human consumption; and

(b)is operated solely for informing members of the public (otherwise than by means of words) that the commodity is on sale from the vehicle; and

(c)is so operated as not to give reasonable cause for annoyance to persons in the vicinity.

F20[(3A)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to the operation of a loudspeaker in accordance with a consent granted by a local authority under Schedule 2 to the Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993.]

(4)An offence under this section in Scotland may be prosecuted in any court of summary jurisdiction within the meaning of the M2Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Act 1954 having jurisdiction in the place where the offence was committed.

Extent Information

E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only.

Textual Amendments

F5Words in s. 62(2)(a) inserted (12.7.2016) by Armed Forces Act 2016 (c. 21), ss. 17(3), 19(3)(b)

F12S. 62(1A)(1B) inserted (S.) (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7(3)(6), 12(1).

F13Words in s. 62(2) substituted (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7(4), 12(1).

F14Words in s. 62(2)(a) repealed (S.) (2.8.2005) by Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5), s. 90, Sch. 3 para. 6(a) (with s. 77); S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(k)

F15Words in s. 62(2)(a) inserted (2.8.2005) by Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5), s. 90, Sch. 3 para. 6(b) (with s. 77); S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(k)

F16Words in s. 62(2)(a) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), Sch. 7 para. 50; S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F20S. 62(3A) inserted (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 7(5), 12(1).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C13S. 62(1): power to exclude conferred (5.1.1994) by 1993 c. 40, ss. 8, 12(1), Sch. 2 para. 1(1)

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