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​University bosses in the city have hired two security guards to act as ‘visible guardians’ during key dates in the first academic term, including Freshers’ Week and Halloween.

They will provide reassurance to residents while acting as ‘professional witnesses’ gathering evidence of anti-social behaviour – and presenting it to campus bosses who will then take action.

The scheme is designed to end the rowdy parties which have plagued neighbourhoods for years.

Local councillor Rebecca Moore said the move – thought to be one of the first of its kind – will be mutually beneficial to both students and neighbours.

She said

: ‘They will act as a visible guardian and a professional witness who can gather evidence of any problems.

‘This scheme will be good for a lot of residents and for students as it will hopefully make them feel a bit safer.

‘Most students are good neighbours and it’s a shame that a minority cause problems. We hope this pilot scheme will be beneficial for everybody.’

The pilot scheme will run until November 5.

It comes after university bosses rejected a resident plan for a ‘student levy’ to fund patrols and security in the leafy suburb. Residents suggested that an annual £5 student levy could fund a £400,000 night patrol to tackle rowdy parties, crime and litter.

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But the idea was rejected by university bosses who said a scheme to tackle ‘negative behaviour’ were already in place. And police chiefs admitted that they would not be able to deploy sufficient numbers of officers to tackle the issues even if a levy was imposed.

But the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University have now promised to fund patrols by security staff. In a joint statement, the universities said:

‘As part of the ongoing commitment to positive community relations and enhancing cohesive communities, both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester will be jointly introducing a night-time response pilot scheme aimed at addressing any issues relating to anti-social behaviour by students.’

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