Landmark ruling bans carnival to cut down racket

9th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 February 2007, TENERIFE — A judge has banned carnival in Tenerife after a series of complaints about the noise.

9 February 2007

TENERIFE —  A judge has banned carnival in Tenerife after a series of complaints about the noise.

The judge banned making any noise over 55 decibels after 10pm at night during the carnival, planned for later in the month.

Organisers said it would be impossible to turn down the noise of the carnival.

The ruling, which is to be confirmed on Monday, is a landmark victory for campaigners fighting noise.

The Spanish daily El Pais reported on Friday how a recent survey by the National Institute of Statistics found noise was the biggest source of complaints in Spain.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

9 February 2007

TENERIFE —  A judge has banned carnival in Tenerife after a series of complaints about

the noise.

The judge banned making any noise over 55 decibels after 10pm at night during the

carnival, planned for later in the month.

Organisers said it would be impossible to turn down the noise of the carnival.

The ruling, which is to be confirmed on Monday, is a landmark victory for campaigners

fighting noise.

The Spanish daily El Pais reported on Friday how a recent survey by the National

Institute of Statistics found noise was the biggest source of complaints in Spain.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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