Students, landlords and council agencies have come together to ‘blitz-clean’ Walgrave, Falmouth, and Vetnor streets.
The blitz consists of student volunteers and landlord employees clearing front yards, picking up litter and putting bins away.
The student Street Rep team will be ‘tagging’ wheely bins, following the work they did in January, and speaking to students and residents about waste management issues.
The initiative will take place every Friday for four weeks, covering three different streets each week, and has the possibility of becoming a permanent fixture depending on its success.
The initiative has been put in place to show alternative solutions to the proposed Article 4 Directions on Houses of Multiple Occupancy which threaten the Newland area.
The Article 4 Direction would put a control on the amount of student homes allowed in the Newland area which could force students to live in areas further away from the University of Hull.
This could make the University of Hull a less attractive place to study for students
Both rented and privately owned houses will benefit because of the blitz, which aims to improve the aesthetic look of all the street’s houses.
Tom Peel, Vice President Community says; ‘We are really pleased to work together with student landlords and Hull City Council to improve our neighbourhoods for both students and residents. Students are a positive force in the Wyke area, and we hope that initiatives like this will prove that students are a valued part of our local community and shouldn’t be forced to move away due to ill-thought our council policy.’
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