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After a huge amount of research, we at B-ooom have found the Governing body that is responsible for measuring noise levels that should apply to these gas guns.
If you are being disturbed by gas guns you MUST send a letter of complaint to …VCA Headquarters to let them know this. The more complaints they receive, the more chance we have of getting this dealt with.

In order to make this as simple as possible for you owing to the stress you may be suffering, we have compiled a sample letter as follows:-

VCA Headquarters,
1, Eastgate Office,
Eastgate Road.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I/We wish to log an official complaint with the Vehicle Certification Agency regarding the Noise Pollution from a number of Propane Gas Guns surrounding the rural area in which I live. I/We have been subjected to unrelenting barrage of intrusive noise pollution from these Gas Guns, (so called Bird Scarers), and it is impinging on the tranquility of my/our life/lives. The explosions are aggressively loud from these devices.

I look forward to hearing from you, with a positive solution into resolving this problem within the Countryside of Great Britain.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Breckland’s Big Switch

Officers from Breckland Council have been working hard on a scheme to get residents to sign up for the Norfolk -wide energy switch, which aims to slash energy bills for residents by as much as £171 a year.


The new joint initiative from councils across Norfolk has seen five local authorities establish a dedicated Collective Energy Switching programme on an initial one year basis, to get people to join together in a collective bulk-buying group.


Residents can sign up from 1 March by visiting from the comfort of their own home. If you don’t have access to the internet you can sign up by calling 01362 656870 or pop into one of the Council’s customer service centres where staff will be able to hep you. People will need a recent energy bill, an annual statement is best. Anyone can sign up to save but, there’s no obligation to go ahead. Once the auction is completed everybody will be informed of how much they could save. If it turns out you are one of the very few who are already on a lower tariff you simply don’t swap.


At the start of April, the group of councils will go to auction with details of those wanting a cheaper deal on electricity and gas from energy companies.


The Norfolk Big Switch and Save programme will build upon work undertaken by Norwich City Council which signed up 1768 residents for an auction on 26 November 2012. The average saving from that auction was £171 with one lucky household seeing a reduction of over £501 per year!


The news comes after surging energy costs have led to calls from charities, consumer groups and local authorities to urge Norfolk residents to take control of their fuel bills.


The new scheme is due to be launched at 11am this Friday, 1 March, in Nelson Place Dereham and people can sign up on the street if they have their most recent energy bill with them or get further information and help from Council Officers who will be on hand to answer any questions.


Leader of Breckland Council, William Nunn said;

“This is a great step forward and will show the people of Breckland that when local authorities work together we can make a difference to their lives. This scheme could potentially benefit every single person that signs up.


“We recognise that right now everything seems to be going up whilst jobs are being lost and wage increases are at a standstill. It’s not an easy time for anyone right now but this collective energy deal may just ease things a little for those struggling to make ends meet.”


Deadline to sign up to the Big Switch and Save is Monday 8 April.

For further information please contact Lisa Green on 01362 656330 or Pam Sayle on 01362 656813.


“Wild plant charity Plantlife (, are hoping to reach out to many wild plant enthusiasts and nature lovers by inviting them to become wild plant ‘pioneers’ and subscribe to a free quarterly e-learning bulletin to learn more about our native wild plants via the ‘Wild About Plants’ project website – . The Wild About Plants project aims to help people reconnect with the outdoors and their local greenspaces. Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hope to engage people with the nature on their doorstep. In recent years subscribers have been asked to record the plant life in their local area and recount what they used to see/pick and forage for. Wild About Plants is funded by Natural England through Access to Nature, as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme. It is a partnership project involving partner organisations throughout the country.”