A scheme to tackle noise nuisance in Headingley and Hyde Park during the student changeover and freshers period is to be piloted in the area.
A dedicated noise nuisance patrol will be in operation for three weeks in June / July 2013 and for three weeks in September / October 2013.
The pilot will operate in hotspot areas to deal with the anticipated increase in noise complaints. There will be a dedicated hi visibility CCTV vehicle and a Safer Leeds officer teamed with a police constable out on patrol between 8pm and 4am.
Local Councillor Martin Hamilton (Lib Dem, Headingley) said:
“Many residents regularly suffer from excessive noise coming from a neighbour’s property. Unfortunately, this is usually exacerbated in the Headingley and Hyde Park areas during the universities’ student changeover and freshers weeks.”
“The pilot noise nuisance patrol will target areas where there have been previous problems and will run in addition to the service that normally runs across the city. Patrols will knock on doors, speak to households that are making excessive noise and take action where necessary. By piloting a dedicated patrol scheme during the busiest periods in the university calendar this should help to kerb noise problems more effectively.”