Hatfield residents reach out to University of Hertfordshire students

A TRUCE has been called between residents from Hatfield and students from the University of Hertfordshire living in the area. Tensions between long-term residents of Salisbury Village and students also living in the area have always been high in the area

A TRUCE has been called between residents from Hatfield and students from the University of Hertfordshire living in the area.

Tensions between long-term residents of Salisbury Village and students also living in the area have always been high in the area, with homeowners complaining of noise, drunken behaviour and rubbish left outside properties vacated during the summer holidays.

But now it is hoped the two groups can resolve their differences, after residents visited student houses and handed out information packs on rubbish collection, keeping noise levels down, and how to properly secure your house.

The event was organised by the de Havilland Residents Association Neighbourhood Watch. Co-ordinator Lynne Sparks said: "It's been great meeting newcomers to the estate and to talk about what life here means."


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