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January 17, 2020

A Cotham Vale resident is asking for support in preventing the house next door receiving planning approval as an HMO (House of Multiple Occupation).

Sarah Cuthill says more than 40% of properties in the street are already designated as HMOs, and the point of licensing wa...

January 15, 2020


The good news as we enter 2020 is that noise incidents are down so far this academic year, according to records kept by The Noise Pages. The site logged 52 incidents in the autumn term, almost the same as a year earlier, but they came from a wider area. Incidents...

January 15, 2020

Clifton Down and Cotham councillors are trying to accelerate efforts to tighten controls on new HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation), the shared housing popular with students.

With the University of Bristol planning to bring thousands of additional students into the city...

January 15, 2020

This academic year has so far been quieter than the previous one, according to analysis of complaint emails sent to The Noise Pages.

Although the total number of incidents logged in the autumn term was almost the same as a year ago—52, compared with 53—the latest figure...

January 6, 2020

The University of Bristol has called time on its twice-yearly liaison meetings with residents groups as part of changes to the way it handles community relations.

These could involve a relaunch of an alternative body, the Bristol Student Community Partnership, which the...

December 16, 2019

(19052) Second complaint, a week after the first, about a student house in Roslyn Road.

(See here for earlier incident.)

A resident has written to UoB: "There was another party at No. [xx] on Saturday night (14 December 2019). Lots of noise disturbance from guests going i...

December 15, 2019

(19051) Loud music and singing in the early hours of Friday, December 13, 2019, from a student house in Ravenswood Road.

A resident has complained to UoB: "I was woken at 02:00 this morning ... by loud music and loud voices coming from number [xx]. I got up, got dressed...

December 15, 2019

(19050) A resident has complained to UoB about a party at a student house on St Michael's Hill on Mon/Tue, December 9/10, 2019.

She wrote: "It is after 2.00 am and the music is pumping through the walls between [xx] and my house ... I have to be up at 7.00 am!! Having ta...

December 15, 2019

(19049) Mother complains her children are being kept awake by frequent loud music from a student house in Cowper Road.

A resident wrote on Dec 9: "I constantly have loud parties coming from [xx] Cowper Road to the point it is waking my poor little children up and they ca...

December 11, 2019

(19048) Two residents have complained about noise from a student house in Stanley Road on Sat/Sun, 7/8 December 2019.

Resident 1 says she went round to complain at 11:35pm because of a "loud, insistent, thumping bass", and found another neighbour already talking to stude...

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Notes: Current-year incidents are marked ►. Incidents from 2017-18 are marked ■ . Students involved in 2017-18 incidents are probably no longer at those properties; current occupants shouldn't be blamed for past events. The "Live" blog item (all heading , no text) is used for real-time reporting and will change frequently. (Mobile viewers: You can filter the blog using controls shown at the end.)

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