Thorold wants help from province to deal with student safety issues

Thorold councillors want help dealing with the issues that come from having thousands of Brock University students live in their city in off campus housing.

Council voting this week to ask the province to start sending heads and beds funding its way

The funding is made to municipalities who host tax exempt public institutions such as universities, colleges and hospitals.

St Catharines receives funding because the majority of  Brock University buildings are within city limits.

Although Brock owns unused land in Thorold, the city receives no provincial support.

Council wants the money to help pay for increased bylaw enforcement of off campus housing put in place to deal with complaints of rowdy student parties and to help provide safer housing for students.