Student ‘village’ accommodation to be established

2017-11-01 06:00

“HAVING a monitored environment will help to ensure students’ safety and a healthy educational environment,” said Scottsville Taxpayers’ chairman Dr Peter Green after the municipality agreed to give a portion of land in Woodhouse Road for student accommodation.

Green said this will also help Scottsville residents who complain about the noise students make.

“The place in Woodhouse Road will be a student village. It is not only about accommodation, it is about giving students an environment where they can come and go safely. The village will have rules and regulations that students will have to abide by,” he said.

Two months ago, at a community meeting at Scottsville Primary, it was revealed some people have bought houses in Scottsville to let to students as there is not enough accommodation for them at the university.

It was also said that 50% of the houses in Scotsville are accommodated by students.

Dr Green said that environment is not for education.

“Those places have no rules and regulations and they are not monitored as the owner is not around most of the time.

“Students cannot study in [that type] of environment. We are pushing on having an intergovernmental meeting with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the municipality and a resident representative so we can look at this [student accommodation] in a more holistic way.

“Many students have become victims of crime when they come and go to campus because they walk to where their accommodation.”

He said they are aware of the concerns of residents who live next to Woodhouse Road, but said the place [village] will be monitored.

Student accommodation has always been a problem in Scottsville as the university has 12 000 students, but not enough accommodation for them.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SAA bleeds cash

2018-09-23 05:54

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.