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Police patrols ... Leeds bid to curb street parties ... UoB expansion


► Operation Beech, the police anti-noise patrol funded by the University of Bristol, is now taking a scheduled break until mid-December. See here for the December dates and the number to text when the patrols are next in operation.

► What can we learn from other parts of the country that are also trying to curb student noise? Operation Beech was itself inspired by a similar project in Newcastle. The city council in Leeds is taking a different approach, with bans on public drinking, open-air street parties and poor management of household waste in areas popular with students. Read more here …

► In Bristol, meanwhile, there are concerns that UoB’s expansion plans could add to our noise and waste problems. The university says the thousands of extra students it plans to attract will be housed in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). But can it guarantee future students will take that option, instead of seeking more HMOs? See my correspondence with UoB here ...


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