Feb 21 2013 by Rob Pattinson, Ormskirk Advertiser
THE leader of West Lancs Labour group has praised the work being put in by students to reduce noise nuisance through a new campaign.
Last Tuesday Cllr John Fillis met up with ten students from Edge Hill University and the police to take part in the “SSHH” (Silent Students Happy Homes) Campaign.
Student volunteers, supported and trained by the police, patrol the St Helens Road area of Ormskirk every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, between the hours of 11pm to 3pm.
The SSHH campaign began last February when a group of student volunteers were recruited to work in partnership with neighbourhood policing teams and Edge Hill Students' Union to patrol Ormskirk to try and reduce noise nuisance on key nights.
Cllr Fillis said: “Despite the temperature I was warmed by the sense of pride that these young people had in what they were doing. “Walking up and down the roads for four hours, they talked about responsibility, accountability and being part of the local community in Ormskirk. I was amazed at the affects that their presence had.
‘‘I would recommend to local councillors to join the students one night just so they can understand the dedication and determination of these young people and recognise the great results of the work they are doing.”