Residents speak out as police try to curb drunken youngsters

Pat Othen

Pat Othen

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

POLICE are stepping up patrols in a bid to curb increasing reports of drink-fuelled yobbery on the streets of a community.

Officers have been meeting fedup residents from the Polygon area of the city who say their lives are being blighted by late-night noise and drunken behaviour.

It comes as Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a blitz on the scourge of public drunkenness and the huge public health bill caused by alcohol abuse.

As reported in yesterday’s Daily Echo, Southampton civic chiefs have said they would welcome USstyle “drunk tanks”

in the city to allow police to haul boozed-up revellers off the streets and into cells to sober up.

Police have promised action in the Polygon after being handed residents’ footage of young people’s alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour around the community that residents have dubbed a “student ghetto”.

Video clips The video clips show them screaming, shouting, swearing and kicking over bins late in the evening and in the early hours of the morning after drinking sessions in the city’s night spots.

Solent and Southampton universities say students are not to blame for the nuisance behaviour but Hampshire police are clamping down.

Sgt Simon Wood, from Polygon Safer Neigbourhoods team, said: “Reducing night-time economy noise nuisance in the Polygon area is a current neighbourhood priority. Subsequently, additional patrols have and continue to be carried out around Bedford Place and Polygon area at peak times in an effort to tackle and reduce the nuisance.”

Ashley Richie, who lives in Kenilworth Road said he was constantly woken up and last week had his car damaged. He said: “It feels like Beirut. They are just shouting and bawling, it is so nasty and you can’t sleep.”

M u m - o f - t h r e e Karina Rudkin, 37, of Milton Road, said: “It is horrendous. I am on sleeping medication because of the noise. I dread the summer when you can’t leave your windows open.”

She said her nine-year-old daughter Zoe was left with a graze on her leg after falling on broken glass strewn over the pavement last weekend.

As reported in the Daily Echo, 62-year-old Pat Othen said she was quitting her ornate, red brick, Edwardian terraced house in Kenilworth Road where the CCTV footage was shot because she can no longer cope.

Solent University said it was working with police, city council, residents, letting agents and local businesses to help foster good relations between students and the local community through campaigns and regular information and advice events.

A new awareness scheme Southampton Student Harmony, has also been introduced to encourage neighbourliness.

• Due to a technical issue, we are unable to provide the video footage associated with this story.

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5:56pm Fri 17 Feb 12

Goldenwight says...

There is, unfortunately, a world of difference between boisterous late night antics of happy revellers and moronic drunken nuisance & wanton destruction. If the Police (backed up as they would have to be by the armed forces and probably with NATO or UN support) were to arrest every lively 20something in Southampton of a weekend the result would be chaos. Worse, the locals would not get any more sleep because of the constant whine of Police vehicle sirens, I suspect.

While I feel sorry for Polygon residents, this is not so much an alcohol problem as an inner city one- when you live close to the centre, you must expect that people who live further out will come past your house on the way to their homes in the outer suburbs.

Southampton's layout does not help- a mile of pubs, clubs and takeaways stretching down London Road, Above Bar and High Street. Contrast that with Portsmouth where those facilities are concentrated into a far more compact area with the result that Commercial Road (an area roughly equivalent to Above Bar) is generally pretty much deserted after 7pm.
There is, unfortunately, a world of difference between boisterous late night antics of happy revellers and moronic drunken nuisance & wanton destruction. If the Police (backed up as they would have to be by the armed forces and probably with NATO or UN support) were to arrest every lively 20something in Southampton of a weekend the result would be chaos. Worse, the locals would not get any more sleep because of the constant whine of Police vehicle sirens, I suspect. While I feel sorry for Polygon residents, this is not so much an alcohol problem as an inner city one- when you live close to the centre, you must expect that people who live further out will come past your house on the way to their homes in the outer suburbs. Southampton's layout does not help- a mile of pubs, clubs and takeaways stretching down London Road, Above Bar and High Street. Contrast that with Portsmouth where those facilities are concentrated into a far more compact area with the result that Commercial Road (an area roughly equivalent to Above Bar) is generally pretty much deserted after 7pm. Goldenwight
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7:08pm Fri 17 Feb 12

Condor Man says...

Solent have failed miserably to provide enough halls of residences for their students. Personally I think all students should live in halls for 3 years to stop the proliferation of HMOs. Solent could have bought up the whole of St Mary St, bulldozed it and built loads of halls to replace the shabby buildings in that area.
Solent have failed miserably to provide enough halls of residences for their students. Personally I think all students should live in halls for 3 years to stop the proliferation of HMOs. Solent could have bought up the whole of St Mary St, bulldozed it and built loads of halls to replace the shabby buildings in that area. Condor Man
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7:59pm Fri 17 Feb 12

HerbertC says...

Trouble is, it's not just the Polygon - it's wider than just the "inner city" areas. I live in Highfield and am getting completely fed up of being woken late at night by noisy students returning home from The Cube nightclub at the University. Why on earth is a student nightclub allowed (open until 2/3am) in the middle of a residential area? Presumably because the Students Union is just interested in profit and doesn't care about the impact on local people (who live here much longer than the 3 years of a typical student).
Trouble is, it's not just the Polygon - it's wider than just the "inner city" areas. I live in Highfield and am getting completely fed up of being woken late at night by noisy students returning home from The Cube nightclub at the University. Why on earth is a student nightclub allowed (open until 2/3am) in the middle of a residential area? Presumably because the Students Union is just interested in profit and doesn't care about the impact on local people (who live here much longer than the 3 years of a typical student). HerbertC
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8:53pm Fri 17 Feb 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are
Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents?
We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy.
When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc.

Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move! 100%HANTSBOY
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9:42pm Fri 17 Feb 12

loosehead says...

I can't remember that area being that badly effected.
many students making noise?
What did you expect? we had southampton Uni, then we also had City college & we had another college we now have Solent Uni, Southampton Uni & I guess a college.
these students aren't the problem it's developers who have destroyed residential areas by turning family homes into flats or HMO's maybe the city should have sold Albion towers to the Uni's & taken ( compulsary) all homes being used as HMO's & rehousing the tenants of that tower block or would this mean to many chavs in that area.
Put a lot of young people in one area & this is bound to be what you get
I can't remember that area being that badly effected. many students making noise? What did you expect? we had southampton Uni, then we also had City college & we had another college we now have Solent Uni, Southampton Uni & I guess a college. these students aren't the problem it's developers who have destroyed residential areas by turning family homes into flats or HMO's maybe the city should have sold Albion towers to the Uni's & taken ( compulsary) all homes being used as HMO's & rehousing the tenants of that tower block or would this mean to many chavs in that area. Put a lot of young people in one area & this is bound to be what you get loosehead
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12:13am Sat 18 Feb 12

BillyTheKid says...

No. No. No. This is all about poor parenting skills over the last fifty years (linked to the easy divorce, single mum, weekend dad syndrome) that has led to the creation of generations of young people with an inadequate understanding of social responsibility. Each new generation either copies the previous one, or goes a step further.
It is not their fault.
Weak, often absent parents, successive governments who have pandered to the public and promoted selfish materialism, poor discipline in schools, and a lack of police presence on the streets - this, in my opinion, is where some of the fault lies.
Supposing parents stayed together and did their jobs properly, government policies rewarded honesty and altruisitic values, schools were quiet places of learning, and the police regularly patrolled the streets - would that not make some positive difference to everyone's life ?
Certainly worth a try. Life used to be like that when I was a child.
And if the journalist who wrote the above article had had a better educational experience, perhaps the grammar and sentence structure would have been more coherent.
No. No. No. This is all about poor parenting skills over the last fifty years (linked to the easy divorce, single mum, weekend dad syndrome) that has led to the creation of generations of young people with an inadequate understanding of social responsibility. Each new generation either copies the previous one, or goes a step further. It is not their fault. Weak, often absent parents, successive governments who have pandered to the public and promoted selfish materialism, poor discipline in schools, and a lack of police presence on the streets - this, in my opinion, is where some of the fault lies. Supposing parents stayed together and did their jobs properly, government policies rewarded honesty and altruisitic values, schools were quiet places of learning, and the police regularly patrolled the streets - would that not make some positive difference to everyone's life ? Certainly worth a try. Life used to be like that when I was a child. And if the journalist who wrote the above article had had a better educational experience, perhaps the grammar and sentence structure would have been more coherent. BillyTheKid
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9:56am Sat 18 Feb 12

Polygonia says...

loosehead wrote:
I can't remember that area being that badly effected.
many students making noise?
What did you expect? we had southampton Uni, then we also had City college & we had another college we now have Solent Uni, Southampton Uni & I guess a college.
these students aren't the problem it's developers who have destroyed residential areas by turning family homes into flats or HMO's maybe the city should have sold Albion towers to the Uni's & taken ( compulsary) all homes being used as HMO's & rehousing the tenants of that tower block or would this mean to many chavs in that area.
Put a lot of young people in one area & this is bound to be what you get
How long ago were you here in Polygon ? In which road ?
Having watched CCTV coverage of Polygon from various movable vantage points during the past 15 years I can verify that it is students who are mainly to blame for the drunken ASB during the night.
We know which houses have Solent students living there.
No one at the Solent Uni is able to give residents a direct link to those with any power or authority within the campus but if someone there can prove me wrong no one will be more pleased than I am. So, Solent Uni Chiefs, write to the Daily Echo now and tell them what you can do.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I can't remember that area being that badly effected. many students making noise? What did you expect? we had southampton Uni, then we also had City college & we had another college we now have Solent Uni, Southampton Uni & I guess a college. these students aren't the problem it's developers who have destroyed residential areas by turning family homes into flats or HMO's maybe the city should have sold Albion towers to the Uni's & taken ( compulsary) all homes being used as HMO's & rehousing the tenants of that tower block or would this mean to many chavs in that area. Put a lot of young people in one area & this is bound to be what you get[/p][/quote]How long ago were you here in Polygon ? In which road ? Having watched CCTV coverage of Polygon from various movable vantage points during the past 15 years I can verify that it is students who are mainly to blame for the drunken ASB during the night. We know which houses have Solent students living there. No one at the Solent Uni is able to give residents a direct link to those with any power or authority within the campus but if someone there can prove me wrong no one will be more pleased than I am. So, Solent Uni Chiefs, write to the Daily Echo now and tell them what you can do. Polygonia
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10:16am Sat 18 Feb 12

Mr. Cleanstreets says...

Let me start by saying that I love the city centre and specifically the Bedford Place region. As a resident who works in London, you cannot ask for a better location. It takes me 8 mins to get to Soton Central, 15 mins to St. Mary's( to watch my beloved Saints) and only a few mins to get to The Mayflower and surrounding restaurants.
However, there are several drawbacks such as Drunken and disorderly behavior every night, violence, graffiti, and burglaries. My hands are tied when it comes to sorting most of these issues out except for one, graffiti.
The city needs to take responsibility for this embarrassing problem. Every single street corner wall or fence has some sort of silly spray painted tag on it, every single one! When I wrote to my council person, they brushed me aside and told me that it was up to the landlords of said properties to sort the removal out. Unfortunately, because most of these properties are student lets with absentee landlords, the graffiti will NEVER be removed!
If concerned, civic minded people bombarded the council with graffiti complaints, we might actually get somewhere! Better still, if the surrounding Universities organised a drive to clean up the streets and remove as much graffiti as possible (instead of clothing drives), i think residents of this great town would finally have some respect for them!
P.S., If you let the ivy grow on the wall across the street from the church on Devonshire Rd. it would naturally solve the ongoing chore of painting over the graffiti.
Let me start by saying that I love the city centre and specifically the Bedford Place region. As a resident who works in London, you cannot ask for a better location. It takes me 8 mins to get to Soton Central, 15 mins to St. Mary's( to watch my beloved Saints) and only a few mins to get to The Mayflower and surrounding restaurants. However, there are several drawbacks such as Drunken and disorderly behavior every night, violence, graffiti, and burglaries. My hands are tied when it comes to sorting most of these issues out except for one, graffiti. The city needs to take responsibility for this embarrassing problem. Every single street corner wall or fence has some sort of silly spray painted tag on it, every single one! When I wrote to my council person, they brushed me aside and told me that it was up to the landlords of said properties to sort the removal out. Unfortunately, because most of these properties are student lets with absentee landlords, the graffiti will NEVER be removed! If concerned, civic minded people bombarded the council with graffiti complaints, we might actually get somewhere! Better still, if the surrounding Universities organised a drive to clean up the streets and remove as much graffiti as possible (instead of clothing drives), i think residents of this great town would finally have some respect for them! P.S., If you let the ivy grow on the wall across the street from the church on Devonshire Rd. it would naturally solve the ongoing chore of painting over the graffiti. Mr. Cleanstreets
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11:02am Sat 18 Feb 12

Huffter says...

BillyTheKid wrote:
No. No. No. This is all about poor parenting skills over the last fifty years (linked to the easy divorce, single mum, weekend dad syndrome) that has led to the creation of generations of young people with an inadequate understanding of social responsibility. Each new generation either copies the previous one, or goes a step further. It is not their fault. Weak, often absent parents, successive governments who have pandered to the public and promoted selfish materialism, poor discipline in schools, and a lack of police presence on the streets - this, in my opinion, is where some of the fault lies. Supposing parents stayed together and did their jobs properly, government policies rewarded honesty and altruisitic values, schools were quiet places of learning, and the police regularly patrolled the streets - would that not make some positive difference to everyone's life ? Certainly worth a try. Life used to be like that when I was a child. And if the journalist who wrote the above article had had a better educational experience, perhaps the grammar and sentence structure would have been more coherent.
Try reading "London in the 19th Century" by Jerry White if you want a picture of what life was like in a large city then. Police were afraid to go into parts of the capital. Your childhood may have been different but it was not the case for many many people. Time to forget about the supposed "Good Old Days" and start dealing with the world as it is!
[quote][p][bold]BillyTheKid[/bold] wrote: No. No. No. This is all about poor parenting skills over the last fifty years (linked to the easy divorce, single mum, weekend dad syndrome) that has led to the creation of generations of young people with an inadequate understanding of social responsibility. Each new generation either copies the previous one, or goes a step further. It is not their fault. Weak, often absent parents, successive governments who have pandered to the public and promoted selfish materialism, poor discipline in schools, and a lack of police presence on the streets - this, in my opinion, is where some of the fault lies. Supposing parents stayed together and did their jobs properly, government policies rewarded honesty and altruisitic values, schools were quiet places of learning, and the police regularly patrolled the streets - would that not make some positive difference to everyone's life ? Certainly worth a try. Life used to be like that when I was a child. And if the journalist who wrote the above article had had a better educational experience, perhaps the grammar and sentence structure would have been more coherent.[/p][/quote]Try reading "London in the 19th Century" by Jerry White if you want a picture of what life was like in a large city then. Police were afraid to go into parts of the capital. Your childhood may have been different but it was not the case for many many people. Time to forget about the supposed "Good Old Days" and start dealing with the world as it is! Huffter
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11:57am Sat 18 Feb 12

Goldenwight says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here.

Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups.

Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future. Goldenwight
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1:07pm Sat 18 Feb 12

Polygonia says...

Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here.

Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups.

Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
Just what are the variety of ways to solve problems you suggest the Polygon residents take up ?
For 20 years they have complained to Solent University, the Council, estate agents, landlords and the police.
Do you envisage people who have to work the next day being out all night remonstrating with students about street noise ?
The police would soon be out to arrest the long term citizens when the students scream "Harassment ".
Those who have left have not done so
because they have no bottle but to save their livelihood and sanity.
I am never abusive on websites or in any way whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.[/p][/quote]Just what are the variety of ways to solve problems you suggest the Polygon residents take up ? For 20 years they have complained to Solent University, the Council, estate agents, landlords and the police. Do you envisage people who have to work the next day being out all night remonstrating with students about street noise ? The police would soon be out to arrest the long term citizens when the students scream "Harassment ". Those who have left have not done so because they have no bottle but to save their livelihood and sanity. I am never abusive on websites or in any way whatsoever. Polygonia
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1:07pm Sat 18 Feb 12

Polygonia says...

Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here.

Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups.

Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
Just what are the variety of ways to solve problems you suggest the Polygon residents take up ?
For 20 years they have complained to Solent University, the Council, estate agents, landlords and the police.
Do you envisage people who have to work the next day being out all night remonstrating with students about street noise ?
The police would soon be out to arrest the long term citizens when the students scream "Harassment ".
Those who have left have not done so
because they have no bottle but to save their livelihood and sanity.
I am never abusive on websites or in any way whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.[/p][/quote]Just what are the variety of ways to solve problems you suggest the Polygon residents take up ? For 20 years they have complained to Solent University, the Council, estate agents, landlords and the police. Do you envisage people who have to work the next day being out all night remonstrating with students about street noise ? The police would soon be out to arrest the long term citizens when the students scream "Harassment ". Those who have left have not done so because they have no bottle but to save their livelihood and sanity. I am never abusive on websites or in any way whatsoever. Polygonia
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2:26pm Sat 18 Feb 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here.

Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups.

Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice.

Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity.

If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved.

P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.[/p][/quote]For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post. 100%HANTSBOY
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3:36pm Sat 18 Feb 12

loosehead says...

Polygonia wrote:
loosehead wrote:
I can't remember that area being that badly effected.
many students making noise?
What did you expect? we had southampton Uni, then we also had City college & we had another college we now have Solent Uni, Southampton Uni & I guess a college.
these students aren't the problem it's developers who have destroyed residential areas by turning family homes into flats or HMO's maybe the city should have sold Albion towers to the Uni's & taken ( compulsary) all homes being used as HMO's & rehousing the tenants of that tower block or would this mean to many chavs in that area.
Put a lot of young people in one area & this is bound to be what you get
How long ago were you here in Polygon ? In which road ?
Having watched CCTV coverage of Polygon from various movable vantage points during the past 15 years I can verify that it is students who are mainly to blame for the drunken ASB during the night.
We know which houses have Solent students living there.
No one at the Solent Uni is able to give residents a direct link to those with any power or authority within the campus but if someone there can prove me wrong no one will be more pleased than I am. So, Solent Uni Chiefs, write to the Daily Echo now and tell them what you can do.
But surely if the properties weren't sold to developers you wouldn't have this problem?
I was never a student but many move from home instead of going to the nearest one to their homes so they can get up to this sort of behaviour away from their parents.
Unless all converting of family homes into flats & HMO's is banned this is going to happen. as far as I know halls of residences have rules so many students don't want to live there.
If the Uni's built enough accommodation for all their students & only would admit them into the Uni if they stayed in them then the problem would go but how can the UNI's enforce the law?
unless the police arrest every one who's deemed a nuisance how can it be sorted?
not all people who go for a drink are bad so it's not the drink & putting up the price isn't the answer as many young people live at home & wouldn't care about the cost the only people to suffer are the responsible drinkers of all ages
[quote][p][bold]Polygonia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I can't remember that area being that badly effected. many students making noise? What did you expect? we had southampton Uni, then we also had City college & we had another college we now have Solent Uni, Southampton Uni & I guess a college. these students aren't the problem it's developers who have destroyed residential areas by turning family homes into flats or HMO's maybe the city should have sold Albion towers to the Uni's & taken ( compulsary) all homes being used as HMO's & rehousing the tenants of that tower block or would this mean to many chavs in that area. Put a lot of young people in one area & this is bound to be what you get[/p][/quote]How long ago were you here in Polygon ? In which road ? Having watched CCTV coverage of Polygon from various movable vantage points during the past 15 years I can verify that it is students who are mainly to blame for the drunken ASB during the night. We know which houses have Solent students living there. No one at the Solent Uni is able to give residents a direct link to those with any power or authority within the campus but if someone there can prove me wrong no one will be more pleased than I am. So, Solent Uni Chiefs, write to the Daily Echo now and tell them what you can do.[/p][/quote]But surely if the properties weren't sold to developers you wouldn't have this problem? I was never a student but many move from home instead of going to the nearest one to their homes so they can get up to this sort of behaviour away from their parents. Unless all converting of family homes into flats & HMO's is banned this is going to happen. as far as I know halls of residences have rules so many students don't want to live there. If the Uni's built enough accommodation for all their students & only would admit them into the Uni if they stayed in them then the problem would go but how can the UNI's enforce the law? unless the police arrest every one who's deemed a nuisance how can it be sorted? not all people who go for a drink are bad so it's not the drink & putting up the price isn't the answer as many young people live at home & wouldn't care about the cost the only people to suffer are the responsible drinkers of all ages loosehead
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4:26pm Sat 18 Feb 12

Goldenwight says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.
I'll leave you with one final comment.

If you want to improve your lives, do it. Nobody else will do it for you.

If you want to whinge and moan about how nobody loves you, then I can assure you that they will not.

Frankly, I get sick of pathetic whiners who expect everything to be done for them and will do nothing in return.

If the residents of the Polygon feel intimidated and want help, then just call me- I'm easy enough to find- and we can work out a solution. However, YOU will have to do the work. Any takers? No, thought not.

I rest my case.

And Hantsboy, personal slurs add nothing to the thread, they don't intimidate me, and they make you look rather stupid. Perhaps that is what you want, I don't know.
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.[/p][/quote]For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.[/p][/quote]I'll leave you with one final comment. If you want to improve your lives, do it. Nobody else will do it for you. If you want to whinge and moan about how nobody loves you, then I can assure you that they will not. Frankly, I get sick of pathetic whiners who expect everything to be done for them and will do nothing in return. If the residents of the Polygon feel intimidated and want help, then just call me- I'm easy enough to find- and we can work out a solution. However, YOU will have to do the work. Any takers? No, thought not. I rest my case. And Hantsboy, personal slurs add nothing to the thread, they don't intimidate me, and they make you look rather stupid. Perhaps that is what you want, I don't know. Goldenwight
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4:54pm Sat 18 Feb 12

BillyTheKid says...

Huffter, I am sorry you did not notice my suggestions (pretty obvious ones at that) for dealing with the present:
Responsible parenting
Responsible government
Effective education
Effective policing
Of course there are already thousands of books and articles on those four topics, many of them very compelling. Although we, as a race, learn from our mistakes, we seldom do much in our attempts to correct them. We tend to try to get away with less than is needed.
It is a sad fact that if you went into the home of the noisiest, anti-social, dysfunctional family in Southampton and told them to shut the **** up once and for all or they would be shot dead the next day, one of two things would happen : they would either grab the nearest weapon and yell "C'mon nen, bring it on !", or just plain run away. They would not simply shut up.
Sadly, it may well turn out that one day this country, in desperation, may vote in some extreme national socialist government with a "final solution" plan for the criminal and dysfunctional "classes". Still trying to get away with less than is needed.
Huffter, I am sorry you did not notice my suggestions (pretty obvious ones at that) for dealing with the present: Responsible parenting Responsible government Effective education Effective policing Of course there are already thousands of books and articles on those four topics, many of them very compelling. Although we, as a race, learn from our mistakes, we seldom do much in our attempts to correct them. We tend to try to get away with less than is needed. It is a sad fact that if you went into the home of the noisiest, anti-social, dysfunctional family in Southampton and told them to shut the **** up once and for all or they would be shot dead the next day, one of two things would happen : they would either grab the nearest weapon and yell "C'mon nen, bring it on !", or just plain run away. They would not simply shut up. Sadly, it may well turn out that one day this country, in desperation, may vote in some extreme national socialist government with a "final solution" plan for the criminal and dysfunctional "classes". Still trying to get away with less than is needed. BillyTheKid
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7:51pm Sat 18 Feb 12

Polygonia says...

Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.
I'll leave you with one final comment.

If you want to improve your lives, do it. Nobody else will do it for you.

If you want to whinge and moan about how nobody loves you, then I can assure you that they will not.

Frankly, I get sick of pathetic whiners who expect everything to be done for them and will do nothing in return.

If the residents of the Polygon feel intimidated and want help, then just call me- I'm easy enough to find- and we can work out a solution. However, YOU will have to do the work. Any takers? No, thought not.

I rest my case.

And Hantsboy, personal slurs add nothing to the thread, they don't intimidate me, and they make you look rather stupid. Perhaps that is what you want, I don't know.
So how will Goldenwight solve all the problems with drunken students in Polygon, Bevois Valley, Portswood, Bassett or Highfield ?
Does he run a company that employs private security guards ?
The Polygon residents already work hard at reporting and personally dealing with nuisance at night, proving their case, during 20 years, that is hardly doing nothing, is it ?
So they can find you, please get yourself and your photo in the Echo.
It is enjoyable making friends on the Echo Internet page.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.[/p][/quote]For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.[/p][/quote]I'll leave you with one final comment. If you want to improve your lives, do it. Nobody else will do it for you. If you want to whinge and moan about how nobody loves you, then I can assure you that they will not. Frankly, I get sick of pathetic whiners who expect everything to be done for them and will do nothing in return. If the residents of the Polygon feel intimidated and want help, then just call me- I'm easy enough to find- and we can work out a solution. However, YOU will have to do the work. Any takers? No, thought not. I rest my case. And Hantsboy, personal slurs add nothing to the thread, they don't intimidate me, and they make you look rather stupid. Perhaps that is what you want, I don't know.[/p][/quote]So how will Goldenwight solve all the problems with drunken students in Polygon, Bevois Valley, Portswood, Bassett or Highfield ? Does he run a company that employs private security guards ? The Polygon residents already work hard at reporting and personally dealing with nuisance at night, proving their case, during 20 years, that is hardly doing nothing, is it ? So they can find you, please get yourself and your photo in the Echo. It is enjoyable making friends on the Echo Internet page. Polygonia
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8:04pm Sat 18 Feb 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
100%HANTSBOY wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move!
Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.
For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.
I'll leave you with one final comment.

If you want to improve your lives, do it. Nobody else will do it for you.

If you want to whinge and moan about how nobody loves you, then I can assure you that they will not.

Frankly, I get sick of pathetic whiners who expect everything to be done for them and will do nothing in return.

If the residents of the Polygon feel intimidated and want help, then just call me- I'm easy enough to find- and we can work out a solution. However, YOU will have to do the work. Any takers? No, thought not.

I rest my case.

And Hantsboy, personal slurs add nothing to the thread, they don't intimidate me, and they make you look rather stupid. Perhaps that is what you want, I don't know.
I don't see what more we could do,we were just a normal hard working family working for a fairly decent standard of living,we are not pathetic whiners just honest tax paying citizens.
We have never relied on anyone else to help us,but we felt let down by the authorities when we needed them.
I don't know who you are but if you have the solutions to the problems for future residents in need,I suggest you come forward and offer some help.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: Goldenwight,always first in with a comment...and the more I read your comments the more I realise what a prat you are Are you seriously saying that all the vandalism and noise and general anti-social behaviour has to be tolerated by local residents? We too were chased out of a once nice area by students constantly drunk and noisy. When will the council and the Universities take responsibility for their problem...I personally think the Council and the local Police are scared of the Universities and don't want to upset them by making arrests etc. Not helped by the attitude of idiots like you,Goldenwight, who think if you don't like it... move![/p][/quote]Whilst I feel obliged to respond to any comment about my posts, I doubt I could add anything meaningful here. Why should 'the council and the universities' take action- they aren't causing any problem, as far as I can see. If residents aren't happy they can take action themselves in a variety of ways to curb problems. This has been the case in the entire history of mankind living in social groups. Or, like some who lack the spine to do so, they can just leave the area and then make abusive comments on websites...? I hope and trust you are happier in your new location, and wish you well for the future.[/p][/quote]For 5 years we complained,kept diaries reported to Police,Council, University,nobody listened nobody responded. I even tried taking the law into my own hands and ended up nearly getting arrested twice. Goldenwight,are you not reading other peoples comments on here? It is hopeless it is not about being spineless it is about trying to protect ones family and personal sanity. If we had stayed much longer in our previous house with this constant torture,I think my wife would have ended up having a breakdown,I would have ended in prison and our daughter wouldn't have gained the great results she achieved at school after we moved. P.S. Thank you Goldenwight for confirming you are a prat,I actually thought I was being a bit harsh on earlier post.[/p][/quote]I'll leave you with one final comment. If you want to improve your lives, do it. Nobody else will do it for you. If you want to whinge and moan about how nobody loves you, then I can assure you that they will not. Frankly, I get sick of pathetic whiners who expect everything to be done for them and will do nothing in return. If the residents of the Polygon feel intimidated and want help, then just call me- I'm easy enough to find- and we can work out a solution. However, YOU will have to do the work. Any takers? No, thought not. I rest my case. And Hantsboy, personal slurs add nothing to the thread, they don't intimidate me, and they make you look rather stupid. Perhaps that is what you want, I don't know.[/p][/quote]I don't see what more we could do,we were just a normal hard working family working for a fairly decent standard of living,we are not pathetic whiners just honest tax paying citizens. We have never relied on anyone else to help us,but we felt let down by the authorities when we needed them. I don't know who you are but if you have the solutions to the problems for future residents in need,I suggest you come forward and offer some help. 100%HANTSBOY
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12:56pm Sun 19 Feb 12

SotonLookOut says...

Another large 10 student HMO at 12 Carlton Road is seeking planning permission & being rushed through before March when further restrictions come in.

You can view the applications and object online(by 20thFeb) at:

the Public Access pages for commenting on planning applications online
http://www.southampt
on.gov.uk/s-environm
ent/planning/applica
tions/default.aspx
Click on the 'I agree' box
Click on Application Search in the left hand menu
Type in the number of the application 12/00053/FUL and 12/00055/FUL and press the Search button

Click to view in the last box
All the details are on each tab
Mat Pidgeon is the planning officer email mat.pidgeon@southamp
ton.gov.uk
Last date for submissions is 20/02/12

There is a drop down box that gives all the reasons for objection which is visible when you click on 'submit comments' (you can always exit and cancel but is probably the easiest way to submit your objection)
Another large 10 student HMO at 12 Carlton Road is seeking planning permission & being rushed through before March when further restrictions come in. You can view the applications and object online(by 20thFeb) at: the Public Access pages for commenting on planning applications online http://www.southampt on.gov.uk/s-environm ent/planning/applica tions/default.aspx Click on the 'I agree' box Click on Application Search in the left hand menu Type in the number of the application 12/00053/FUL and 12/00055/FUL and press the Search button Click to view in the last box All the details are on each tab Mat Pidgeon is the planning officer email mat.pidgeon@southamp ton.gov.uk Last date for submissions is 20/02/12 There is a drop down box that gives all the reasons for objection which is visible when you click on 'submit comments' (you can always exit and cancel but is probably the easiest way to submit your objection) SotonLookOut
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2:58pm Sun 19 Feb 12

loosehead says...

SotonLookOut wrote:
Another large 10 student HMO at 12 Carlton Road is seeking planning permission & being rushed through before March when further restrictions come in.

You can view the applications and object online(by 20thFeb) at:

the Public Access pages for commenting on planning applications online
http://www.southampt

on.gov.uk/s-environm

ent/planning/applica

tions/default.aspx
Click on the 'I agree' box
Click on Application Search in the left hand menu
Type in the number of the application 12/00053/FUL and 12/00055/FUL and press the Search button

Click to view in the last box
All the details are on each tab
Mat Pidgeon is the planning officer email mat.pidgeon@southamp

ton.gov.uk
Last date for submissions is 20/02/12

There is a drop down box that gives all the reasons for objection which is visible when you click on 'submit comments' (you can always exit and cancel but is probably the easiest way to submit your objection)
Well here you go what more can we do you residents ask well object to planning permission would be a great idea. reason? It's a residential area not a student campus could be a reason.
Already to many HMO's in the area the reasons could be endless but whatever you can do is going to stall it if not stop it. so get out your pens & object.
Talk to each other get a No campaign together. talk to Freemantle residents & get some advice ( no to bio mass) & fight it
[quote][p][bold]SotonLookOut[/bold] wrote: Another large 10 student HMO at 12 Carlton Road is seeking planning permission & being rushed through before March when further restrictions come in. You can view the applications and object online(by 20thFeb) at: the Public Access pages for commenting on planning applications online http://www.southampt on.gov.uk/s-environm ent/planning/applica tions/default.aspx Click on the 'I agree' box Click on Application Search in the left hand menu Type in the number of the application 12/00053/FUL and 12/00055/FUL and press the Search button Click to view in the last box All the details are on each tab Mat Pidgeon is the planning officer email mat.pidgeon@southamp ton.gov.uk Last date for submissions is 20/02/12 There is a drop down box that gives all the reasons for objection which is visible when you click on 'submit comments' (you can always exit and cancel but is probably the easiest way to submit your objection)[/p][/quote]Well here you go what more can we do you residents ask well object to planning permission would be a great idea. reason? It's a residential area not a student campus could be a reason. Already to many HMO's in the area the reasons could be endless but whatever you can do is going to stall it if not stop it. so get out your pens & object. Talk to each other get a No campaign together. talk to Freemantle residents & get some advice ( no to bio mass) & fight it loosehead
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9:56am Mon 20 Feb 12

Taskforce 141 says...

What this storey fails to mention, is that the regular complainants - Pat and her friends rent out properties to students!!!!!

Erm HYPOCRITES!!!!
What this storey fails to mention, is that the regular complainants - Pat and her friends rent out properties to students!!!!! Erm HYPOCRITES!!!! Taskforce 141
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12:15pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Polygonia says...

Who are these regular complainants ?
Most are older citizens who have never had spare rooms to rent or might have had young friends or their children and familes to stay.Besides people who have their landlady or landlord in the same house are not going to come home waking up the them and the whole street .
Maybe you have got Pat and "friends " mixed up with someone else who who rents out to students ?
Please explain yourself if you want your comment to be taken seriously.
Who are these regular complainants ? Most are older citizens who have never had spare rooms to rent or might have had young friends or their children and familes to stay.Besides people who have their landlady or landlord in the same house are not going to come home waking up the them and the whole street . Maybe you have got Pat and "friends " mixed up with someone else who who rents out to students ? Please explain yourself if you want your comment to be taken seriously. Polygonia
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