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    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."
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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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