I live only stone's through away from moonraker court and the nightly bellowing and shrieking that goes on from around 11pm onwards is completely beyond a joke, they seem to be totally oblivious to the fact that other people live on that street and have lived on that street longer than they have or the actual building existing in the first place.
I must say that it is not all the students, most seem to be well behaved, unfortunately a small very vocal minority has marred the lot of them.
The only difference in their behaviour since last year is that instead of making the noise on the balcony on campus they make all the noise on the street and then quieten down by the time they actually get onto the site..
I like the sound of the southwarkmediation will suggest it to our residents association as it's not very much fun trying to get some sleep if you work and early shift with so much noise in the early hours..
This does seem to be an ever increasing problem, but it is one that I predicted especially with the rise of student accommodation in the Borough. There is no doubt that there is a disproportionate number of student halls in the area, and this was raised with Simon Hughes some time ago. This not only causes issues with noise but retail outlets only catering for students. Have you seen a decent shop on the Borough High Street lately??
I've just had a massive rant about this on the Eileen House thread. Last night was a spectacular example of shrieking, hollering and "singing" between 3.30am - 4.30am with groups of people hanging around for ages before making their way around and across the north roundabout of E&C from Gaunt Street / Southwark Bridge Road. The establishments plying their trade at night should be obliged to fund staff to escort their clientele quickly and silently away from the residential areas of E&C or otherwise be held to account for it. It's become a real nuisance over the last couple of years.