Noise from Hatfield students makes residents' lives a misery

NOISE pollution attributed to students at the University of Hertfordshire is making the lives of many Hatfield residents a misery. Householders in Walker Grove, Horsa Gardens and Cunningham Avenue have all complained about loud

NOISE pollution attributed to students at the University of Hertfordshire is making the lives of many Hatfield residents a misery.

Householders in Walker Grove, Horsa Gardens and Cunningham Avenue have all complained about loud music, shouting and swearing late into the night.

One resident, who has complained to Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps, even said he had been forced to sleep on the floor of his dining room, where it was quieter.

Mr Shapps, who is now seeking a meeting with both the university and the police to address the problem, told the WHT: "I don't believe that any of my constituents should have to put up with this level of disruption and I will do everything I can to bring the authorities together in order to find solutions."


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A university spokesman it was aware of problems with noise in the area.

He said: "The university takes student conduct very seriously and disciplinary action is taken against students found to be involved in any incidents.

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"We are working closely with the police and environmental health to identify those responsible and we will continue to keep our local MP informed."

He added: "All students at the university are given written advice on neighbourly conduct and we have 12 student representatives in this area.

"The reps pass on vital information to resident students and the university and advise us on any issues or problems.

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