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Hull City Council warns students to keep noise down

Council officials in Hull are targeting the city's student community with a warning to keep noise down.

It comes after a rise in the number of complaints in the Newlands Avenue area which is being partially blamed on undergraduates.

Environmental health officer Emma Tindall said most of the complaints had centred on loud music and parties.

The council is working with the student union to distribute leaflets as part of the authority's noise action week.

Tom Peel, from the University of Hull's student union, said it had come up with innovative ways to tackle the issue of noise.

"We've tried a number of different kind of innovative ways over the last couple of years," he said.

"We've had people outside nightclubs handing out water and lollipops to students leaving, the idea is if they are sucking a lollipop they won't be making noise."

The council said over the last year it had sent out 1,498 warning letters about noise complaints and issued 73 noise abatement notices.

Seven people have been prosecuted and there have been five seizures of noise equipments.

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