Plenty of opinion on this topic as Exeter City Council cosies up to the University
and developers and continue to ignore public opinion re student population density
in various communities across the city.
‘Our Exeter’ welcomes comments from residents, send your contributions here
The ‘Our Exeter’ team have contacted Exeter City Council and suggested that a list
of ‘absentee landlords’ be created to enable contact to bring matters of concern
, made by the community, to the property owners attention. For far too long the
majority of absentee landlords have been content to collect the rent and refuse
to accept any responsibility for the untidiness of their property or the actions
of their tenants. ‘Our Exeter’ believe that it is about time that this attitude
changed. ECC have the powers to deal with these issues under the Town & Country
Planning Act but, for reasons known only to themselves, prefer to ignore the rapidly
More to come on this topic when ECC respond.
Meanwhile.....A meeting has been organised for this coming week with the University
Community Liaison Officer (CLO) and Uni volunteers to discuss student disturbances
within our community. The CLO responded within hours to complaints raised by community
reps. We appreciate his rapid response and look forward to co-operating with the
University team to implement a satisfactory resolution. The Councils could try following
the University’s example.
Meeting Outcome - The meeting with University reps was very positive and their pro-active
involvement has had very positive results. Thanks also to Student Wardens and Mentors
for their valuable contribution.