Support for students settling in

19 Sep 2013 @ 3.17 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

Ahead of the autumn festivals and to help students settle into the new academic year, City of York Council’s will be running additional ‘noise patrols’ this autumn and issuing waste disposal reminders.

The council’s environmental protection unit will be carrying out extra noise patrols at the start of the new academic year, and around Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night at the end of October and early November.

As part of their welcome to the city – which includes advice on waste disposal – noise patrol officers called out to investigate reports of noise will be helping establish acceptable noise levels.

These patrols will run during Fresher’s Weeks: 16-19 September for York St John University and 29 September-3 October for the University of York, plus on Sunday 6 October.

On each night the Noise Patrol will operate from 10pm to 1am in addition to its regular hours of 9pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.

The noise patrols will also operate over these same hours on Halloween on 31 October and on Bonfire Night on 5 November.

Councillor Linsay Cunningham-Cross, cabinet member for Crime and Stronger Communities said: “These extra patrols are being targeted when and where we know noise problems traditionally arise, and while the team will advise and support people new to the area and those who are enjoying the festivities, they will help to ensure that some people’s fun doesn’t spoil that of others.

“Excessive and persistent noise is a genuine nuisance and the noise patrol team in York is renowned for the role it plays in helping to reduce this problem.”

Anyone with concerns about excessive noise levels can report it on (01904) 551555 or by emailing environmental protection.

City of York Council is also reminding students to ensure they present their rubbish bins or bags and recycling boxes before 7am on the day of their collection, but not before 7pm the night before.

New rubbish and recycling calendars have been sent to households citywide with details of new collections before the changes came into effect earlier this month.

To look up collections by postcode visit the Do It Online page of the council website.

These is also a useful link for students at the council’s website here.


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