New forum to improve student-resident relations

The Advertiser Series: Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg

A NEW forum aimed at improving community relations has been launched.

The Durham City Liaison Group will bring together representatives of Durham University, Durham County Council, the police and the students’ union, along with local councillors, business leaders, landlords, agents and residents.

The first meeting was chaired by Ron Hogg, the Police and Crime Commissioner.

He said: “I am keen to use this forum as an excellent opportunity to discuss issues and promote good community relations.

“I have strong expectations that it will proactively address some of the concerns expressed by the residential community.”

Professor Chris Higgins, the vice-chancellor, of Durham University, said the forum would provide “an effective means by which all of us who care for this city” could meet and share information and ideas “for the benefit of community relations and the future development of Durham City.”

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11:03am Sun 13 Apr 14

Chippy70 says...

I live near Durham city in an area of streets of terraced houses many of which are student lets. I find the students residing near and around me are always quiet, well behaved, sociable and appear to be hard working. I have lived in the area all my life (now 69 yrs) and cant ever remember having any problems with students. I can remember back in the 60 - 70's when they could be a tad raucus. I would think the students must be a boost to the local economy. We should look after them.
I live near Durham city in an area of streets of terraced houses many of which are student lets. I find the students residing near and around me are always quiet, well behaved, sociable and appear to be hard working. I have lived in the area all my life (now 69 yrs) and cant ever remember having any problems with students. I can remember back in the 60 - 70's when they could be a tad raucus. I would think the students must be a boost to the local economy. We should look after them. Chippy70
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