Stu­dents get a lift with new noise re­duc­tion scheme

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

NOISY stu­dents might be driven off the road, thanks to a new ini­tia­tive from Brunel Univer­sity.

From this week, the Union of Brunel Stu­dents is run­ning a mini-bus ser­vice called SSHH (Silent Stu­dents, Happy Homes), aimed at re­duc­ing late night noise in ar­eas sur­round­ing the cam­pus, in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, and on routes from the town cen­tre. It of­fers a free ride home for stu­dents who might oth­er­wise have walked home through res­i­den­tial streets.

The aims are to re­duce noise and lit­ter and im­prove the safety of stu­dents when get­ting around Uxbridge at night. The Union will be run­ning the bus in Fresh­ers’ Week, which runs un­til Fri­day, and on Wed­nes­day and Fri­day nights through­out term time.

On Sun­day, Septem­ber 14, Hilling­don coun­cil­lors vis­ited the Brunel Univer­sity cam­pus to wel­come the new­est res­i­dents of the bor­ough.

Coun­cil­lors Ju­dith and George Cooper (Con, Uxbridge South and Uxbridge North), Beu­lah East (Lab, Charville), Peter Money (Lab, Heathrow Vil­lages) and June Nel­son (Lab, Heathrow Vil­lages) vol­un­teered their time to help stu­dents move into their new homes.

From di­rect­ing cars to hand­ing out tea and cof­fee to par­ents, the coun­cil­lors met many new stu­dents over the course of the an­nual ‘mov­ing in’ day.

This aca­demic year, Brunel Univer­sity and the Union of Brunel Stu­dents are also work­ing with the coun­cil on vol­un­teer­ing projects such as Read Brunel, a read­ing scheme in col­lab­o­ra­tion with lo­cal pri­mary schools, and Sil­ver Surfers, a tech­nol­ogy work­shop in con­junc­tion with AGE UK.

n WEL­COME PARTY: Coun­cil­lors Ju­dith and George Cooper, Beu­lah East, Peter Money and June Nel­son meet new Brunel Univer­sity stu­dents Con­trib­uted

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