August 11, 2020

The Noise Pages logged a record number of complaints in July as students unexpectedly moved into their rented houses at a time when the city is normally quiet for the summer.

The tally of 74 entries was the highest monthly total in the website’s two-and-a-half-year existence. It also exceeds the total for all of the first six months of a normal academic year.

Not only that, but many complaints mentioned multiple incidents, so the number of individual noise disturbances was considerably higher, with many residents complaining they’d been kept awake on successive nights.

Just under half of the 74 complaints related to the Chandos area, with Hampton Road in second place.

The vast majority came from east of Whiteladies Road, with only a handful from the Clifton area. (Some resident groups in Clifton are keeping their own tallies of incidents. For example, a group has recently set up in Grange and Mortimer Roads.)

Although the flow of complaints has slowed so far in August (which may mean some s...

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