Your city centre Labour team take action to deal with noise nuisance in the Village area.
City centre resident and campaigner Joan Davies and Councillor Kevin Peel are working with residents, businesses, the council and the police to tackle issues of noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour in the Village area.
Joan and Kevin were recently out talking to residents in the community about the problems and have also met with the police to discuss their plans to tackle the growing number of incidents reported in the Village, largely as a result of the night-time economy.
Joan said “The Village is a popular destination for people looking for a good night out and most people are sensible, but there are a small number who ruin it for other visitors and the residents who live in the area. Kevin and I will continue our work with residents and others to find ways to deal with the problems caused by those who abuse the area and hope to see marked progress in the coming months.”
Village resident Jon Ridge (pictured) said “I wasn’t expecting peace and quiet when I chose to live in this part of town, but I do expect the noise to be kept to a reasonable level and I feel that it has gotten worse in recent times. A small number of people cause trouble for everyone else and residents shouldn’t have to suffer as a result. I’m pleased to be working with Joan and Kevin to address the concerns I and other residents have.”
Councillor Kevin Peel said “We have met with the police and they have now identified the Village area as their number one hot spot, with a larger police presence here at weekends and more regular patrols by neighbourhood beat officers the rest of the time. In the coming weeks Joan and I will meet with business owners and others to discuss other ways to tackle noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour that is blighting the residents who live here.”
Report noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour issues in your area to Joan and Kevin here.