Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

04/10/05 LOCAL RESIDENTS FACE SLEEPNESS NIGHTS

Ormskirk residents are suffering sleepless nights and even having to friends and family homes just to get a good night sleep. As the new university term starts it seems that local students are causing a real disturbance and nuisance for local residents. For some residents it has reached a level of desperation that has found them asking their local MP, Rosie Cooper, for help.

Local MP Rosie Cooper MP said:

“I am not trying to be a killjoy but I am asking students living in housing in the town to be more considerate of their neighbours. After a long hard days work people look forward to, and need, a peaceful nights sleep. But this is proving impossible for some local residents at the moment. I would urge local students to be more thoughtful."

"I think we all accept that a students’ lifestyle is not compatible with a workers lifestyle but we must find common ground where everyone can get along and live together. Quite simply, unacceptable behaviour is unacceptable whoever is responsible. I will ask the council’s Noise Pollution Officers to target the persistent offenders. But causing nuisance and preventing people from sleeping has to stop."

"To this end I am working closely with local tenants and residents groups, the local police and Edge Hill College to ensure that people behave responsibly and considerately. And I have assurances from Edge Hill that they have stringent punishments for those students who are persistent offenders. I will be going out with the police one night to see the problems for myself.” 

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