Campaign to oust students

  • Landlords and Agents - Tell Your Tenants Now!
    • This is what we have just sent to all our tenants.
    • Feel free to copy and send by distribution email to your tenants.
  • Are you aware of the current campaign to oust students from communities?:
    • avoid regulation by respecting neighbours
    • ignore this and reduce your choice of student homes.
    • What will your legacy be to future homeless students
  • Students - Welcome (or welcome back) to Canterbury!
    • At this exciting time some students want to celebrate their reunion.
    • As part of the uni-experience: you work hard and sometimes party harder.
    • Balance any revelry with consideration for the local residents – they still have to get up for work.
    • Enjoy yourselves, but remember, when returning home from a night club or pub follow this guidance:
    • Avoid continuing the party outside – in the garden, street or en-route in residential areas.  The noise echoes. 
    • When everyone joins in - noise is normalised – until the police arrive!
    • After a few drinks, few are conscious of volume. 
    • Be different – stand out, and stand up for what is right!  Be a leader not a crowd pleaser!
    • Should neighbours call out asking you to keep the noise down, kindly apologise and respect their need to sleep without retaliation.
    • Even during the day, some residents work shifts or simply wish to sit quietly in their gardens undisturbed by neighbouring beat-boxes.
    • Noise
  • Rubbish Disposal is also important to avoid furry friends sharing your home and non-furry neighbours complaining:
    • Your bin-day is probably either Wednesday or Thursday – watch what your neighbours do if unsure.
    • Collections on alternate weeks:
      • Clear Recycles Sacks or
      • Black Lid Wheelie Bins (called Landfill).
    • Each house has a Rubbish Collection Calendar leaflet from the City Council showing
      • the day,
      • date and
      • type of collection.
    • Allowing rubbish to accumulate will attract rodents which may enter your house!!!
    • Remember - recycling begins indoors.
    • If you do not have two internal kitchen bins we will provide a second - free of charge.
      • One bin is for clear sacks provided by the City Council – place these on the property boundary and not inside a bin.
      • The second bin is for black bags purchased cheaply from supermarkets – place these inside the black wheelie bins with lids firmly closed. If open it may not be collected. Wheel it back the same day following collection to avoid theft they cost circa £50 each.
      • If you have too many black sacks to fit inside wheelie bins without forcing the lids open - retain these until the bin is empty - only then can you place surplus black sacks inside the bin to be collected upon the next collection date.
      • You can buy purple sacks from SERCO (opposite Sainsbury) for only £2 per roll and you are permitted to use these for surplus rubbish on the same day as your wheelie bin (not same day as clear sacks). Any number of Purple Sacks can be placed directly on the ground alongside your wheelie bin and will be collected without fuss.
  •  Enjoy!