Noise levels in the West End of Lincoln have significantly reduced thanks to work from local groups and organisations.
Lincolnshire Police, City of Lincoln Council, the University of Lincoln and the Students’ Union have been working in the Carholme area to reduce noise and anti-social behaviour.
Night time noise, both within individual houses and on the streets as residents walk into the city centre or return home, has been a major concern for residents over a number of years.
Sandra Lewis from the West End Residents’ Association added: “The residents of the West End have been very appreciative of the efforts of the police, council, students’ union and the university in working to reduce noise and anti-social behaviour and we hope that this will continue in the coming years.”
Jacqueline Mayer, head of student services at the University of Lincoln said: “There is a great sense of community spirit in the West End and students living there increasingly understand that this quality of life is something they are an integral part of and which they can help to protect.”
County councillor Robert Parker, chair of the Carholme Community Forum, said: “I want to pay tribute to the work of the many agencies involved and to the responsible young people in the West End who have brought about this much needed improvement. Long may it continue.”
PCSO Pete Davies added: “This is a really good positive outcome for all the work that has been undertaken, of which the benefits will be felt by all in the area.
“Thank you everyone. You have all played your part.”