* Hampton, 17 Aug: Fourth complaint

(S089) Fourth complaint of noise at an upper-floor flat on Hampton Road, between Waverley and Kenilworth Roads, this time on the night of 17/18 August 2020. A resident wrote a complaint email to both universities at about 11-30pm on the 17th, citing a party close to her flat. I visited the area twice between 12-30am and 1-30am and noted loud music and loud voices from a top-floor flat. On the second visit I spoke to two people at the property and the music was turned off shortly after. Reported to UoB: yes (also UWE) Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- Previous complaints since July 1: 21/07/2020, 31/07/2020, 05/08/2020 (Email, 17 August 202

* Cowper, 15 Aug: 12-hour party

(Update 17/08/2020: I'm removing this event from my incident database because I'm told investigations have shown it didn't involve students.) (xxxx) Complaint of loud party in Cowper Road on 15 August 2020, lasting into the early hours. Resident wrote to UoB: "My fiancé and I were disturbed until about 3am this morning by a very loud party (music and people) at [xx/xx] Cowper Road.This started at about 3pm and lasted at least 12 hours with at least 15 people present. This also spilled onto the main road and other older members of the street were visibly disturbed by this." Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- Previous com

* Cotham Hill, 15 Aug

(S088) Complaint of noise at a property on Cotham Hill on 15 August 2020. Two residents report being kept awake until 2:30am or later by loud talking, shouting and laughing. One phoned the police on 101. Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- Previous complaints since July 1: -- (Emails, 15 August 2020, 10:34, mo, and 11:06, jw) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately. .

* Park Mansions, 14 Aug: Multiple incidents

(S087) Complaint of noise at a flat in Park Mansions, Meridian Place, Clifton, on several occasions since 1 July 2020, most recently on night of 14/15 August. Resident has submitted noise diary to council listing several instances during July of loud music being played as late as 3am. On the night of 14/15 August, the resident and her husband had to ask twice, at 12-30am and 1.27am for music to be turned off. The following morning (15 August) they were again woken by loud music at 7am. Resident has now also copied her complaint to UoB, the police and her local councillor. Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: yes Previous com

* Collingwood, 14 Aug

(S086) Complaint of noise at a property on Collingwood Road, near Melville Road, on 14 August 2020. Resident complains of shouting in garden at 3am. Reported to UoB: no Raised with landlord / property agents: yes Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- Previous complaints since July 1: -- (Email, 14 August 2020, 11:26, nk) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

Dear Mayor, please take a look at UoB plans to reopen campus

COMMENT: The way in which students have defied university warnings and carried on partying could have implications for plans to reopen campuses in October. If students will not comply with public appeals from university bosses to observe coronavirus guidelines, how can the University of Bristol assure students, staff and the wider community that reopening will be safe? I have written to the Mayor, Marvin Rees, and the Director of Public Health for Bristol, Christina Gray, urging them as leaders of the city’s coronavirus response to scrutinise the university’s plans and determine whether safety can be assured. Dramatic chart, see links below The key evidence for my concern is the extraordinar

* Lansdown, 12 Aug: 'Screaming'

(S085) Complaint of noise at a property on the east side of Lansdown Road in the early hours of 12 August 2020. Resident reports being woken suddenly at "around 3.30am to 4.00am" by "loud screaming" which on investigation turned out to be three students playing a video game in a front room with the windows open. Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- Previous complaints: no (Email, 12 August 2020, 13:08, dc) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Waverley, 9 Aug: Party

(S084) Complaint of party at a property on the north side of Waverley Road, near the junction with Rokeby Avenue, on 9/10 August 2020. A resident from Lansdown Road, on the other side of the railway line, reports being disturbed and visiting the house twice between midnight and 2.15am. Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- Previous complaints since July 1: no (Email, 10 August 2020, 02:37, dc) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Ravenswood, 8 Aug: Party

(S083) Party involving adjacent properties on the south side of Ravenswood Road, near junction with Woodstock Avenue, on 8/9 August 2020. A resident who lives in Trelawney Road, backing on to Ravenswood, said in email to UoB: "The music, noise and flashing lights kept us awake until 03:00 hours on Sunday morning." (Email, 10 August 2020, 20:53, jh) A second resident says she spoke to the students at 2.45am and some people left not long after that. The following day she took a letter to one of the houses in which she said: "My family and I are completely exhausted today .... Loud group talking was apparent at 10.30pm. As the night progressed, it only got significantly louder – whoops, cries,

* Hampton, 9 Aug: Daytime noise

(S082) Complaint of daytime noise at a property on Hampton Road, between Abbotsford and Aberdeen Roads, that has already attracted multiple complaints. Resident told UoB: "While the students have gotten better at night-time disturbances (though there is still the odd day where students return to the house in the early hours of the morning and decide to put music on) the day-time noise hasn’t improved. "Students play music every single day. They either move the speaker into the garden, or play music from the kitchen/bedrooms and open their windows so it can be heard in the garden. The music usually starts at around 12pm-1pm and lasts for several hours (today they have been playing electric gu

Who stole summer? Residents fume as noise complaints soar

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

Council seizes sound equipment as noise complaints top 650

Bristol City Council dealt with more than 650 complaints of excessive noise between March and the end of July, according to a post on the Facebook page of its Neighbourhood Enforcement Team. Many of these related to loud music, the post says. Because the pandemic has delayed court hearings—“at a time when more people are being seriously affected by noise”—officers have turned to powers that allow them to confiscate sound equipment. “Despite having issued 121 formal warnings, and served 12 noise abatement notices to resolve noise cases during this period, NET had evidence that some people have failed to keep the noise down,” it adds. “In these extreme cases, faced with long delays for a court

* Ravenswood, 8 Aug: Second complaint

(S081) Second complaint of noise at property in Ravenswood Road, on 8 August 2020. This came after a complaint to UoB a week earlier. "I am somewhat incredulous that after their warning and visit from Uni police officer, there was another party and this level of noise a couple of days later." Reported to UoB: Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- (Email, 8 August 2020, 07:31, kh) (Incident recorded in short form due to volume of complaints. Details added to offline database.) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Cotham Lawn Rd, 6 Aug: Second complaint

(S080) Second complaint of noise at property in Cotham Lawn Road, on 6 August 2020. This comes two days after an earlier complaint to UoB: "I am suffering from sleep deprivation owing to disturbance at 1.40 and 3.08 at [xx] Cotham Lawn Rd. This is a constant issue. I have reported it to [UoB] who paid a visit yesterday. ... I have now reported the issue to the police." Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: yes Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- (Email, 6 August 2020, 06:08, pf) (Incident recorded in short form due to volume of complaints. Details added to offline database.) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Hampton Park, 5 Aug: Street noise

(S079) Complaint of noise on street in Hampton Park, near junction with Cotham Hill, on 5 August 2020. Resident includes video of 10 people, some sat on a wall, some standing. "We ... were awakened by this crew at 11:45pm. They were loudly talking/shouting here for 7-10 minutes, which is long enough to rouse a family from a deep sleep, but not long enough for 101 to respond." Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: -- Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- (Email, 6 August 2020, 08:10, mo) (Incident recorded in short form due to volume of complaints. Details added to offline database.) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separate

* Cotham Lawn Rd, 4 Aug

(S078) Complaint of noise on several occasions at property in Cotham Lawn Road, most recently on 4 August 2020. Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: yes Additional incident(s) at this address*: yes (Email, 5 August 2020, 12:57, pf) (Incident recorded in short form due to volume of complaints. Details added to offline database.) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Hampton, 5 Aug: Third complaint

(S077) Complaint about noise from property in Hampton Road, between Waverley and Kenilworth Roads, in early hours of 5 August 2020. [To UoB and UWE] "For the third time in about as many weeks I am writing to you about [xx] Hampton Road." Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: not known Additional incident(s) at this address*: -- (Email, 5 August 2020, 01:02, jw) (Incident recorded in short form due to volume of complaints. Details added to offline database.) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Manor Park, 31 July

(S073) Complaint of noise at property in Manor Park on 31 July 2020. "We had been woken repeatedly by the comings and goings from number [xx] on Friday night, having to go and ask the noisy group of smokers to go back inside at 3:45 a.m." Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / property agents: not known Additional incident(s) at this address*: not mentioned (Email, 3 August 2020, 15:38, jpb) (Incident recorded in short form due to volume of complaints. Details added to offline database.) *Refers to incidents mentioned in this email that have not been recorded separately.

* Waverley, July: retrospective

(S072) Complaint of noise at property in Waverley Road on various dates in July 2020. Posted retrospectively because this information was only recently received. [To the property agent] "In the past 8 days there have been 3 occasions when disturbances have gone well into the following morning.Yesterday (Friday 17/07) noise began at about 23.00 and went on to past 04.00 with gatherings in the garden and in the house, people in and out of the house slamming the door, and shouting out in the street." The agent wrote to the tenants but the complainant notes that "a few days after, the students were at it again, going on to past 02.00". Reported to UoB: not known Raised with landlord / property a

* Aberdeen, 1 Aug: Daytime disturbance

(S075) Complaint of daytime noise at property in Aberdeen Road on 1 August 2020. [To landlord] "This afternoon 1st August there were upwards of 8 persons in the back garden of your property, drinking and shouting, some very obviously drunk or worse, being so rowdy they could be heard in the street in Abbotsford Road. Mercifully no music so far but we are were unable to enjoy our garden and have had to stay inside our house from where we can still hear them." (Added, 05/08/202) This is a fourth complaint against this property since July 1. The previous ones were: 04/07/2020, 10/07/2020 and 16/07/2020. Reported to UoB: yes Raised with landlord / agents: yes Additional incident(s) at this addre

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