High noise levels irritate the human nervous system. Therefore, more and more resort towns have intensified the fight against noise pollution. Now, this issue has taken up the administration in Ayia Napa. The initiator of the fight against noise was the mayor of the city Yannis Karusos.
He spoke on Radio Active Active and expressed concern that the noise level in the city is rapidly increasing. On this occasion, there are constant complaints from tourists and locals.
In his Facebook account, Yannis Karusos published a post in which he showed a complaint from a local resident. He rents an apartment in the central area of the city, but tourists are constantly unhappy with the noise under the windows. For this reason, housing on the Internet has a bad rating and is rented very rarely.
The list of measures to combat noise pollution was approved in 2016, although their discussion was started in 2007. But due to the lack of a thorough mechanism for the legal regulation of this issue, people do not follow the rules established by the local government and continue to make noise.
The mayor believes that this can not continue further, because the noise leads to a deterioration of the image of the city and the outflow of tourists. In order not to lose vacationers and not to lose the favor of local residents, the municipality plans to conduct inspections. This will require the purchase of new equipment, which, according to Philenews, will cost the resort city of € 1.5 million.
Cyprus law specifies the norms of silence that protect the rights of residents of the island to rest. From October 1 to March 31, it is forbidden to make noise from 15:30 to 17:30, as well as from 22:00 to 7:30. With the onset of the summer season, which starts on April 1 and ends on September 30, silence should be observed from 15:00 to 17:30, and from 23:00 to 7:00.
In case of violation of public peace in the specified periods of time, an administrative penalty of fine and/or arrest for a period of 3 months following.
The municipality told the locals what to do if, because of the increased noise, they cannot rest easy and feel comfortable. You need to contact the "hotline" 1460 and leave a complaint.