Residents living near Brunel University grilled authorities on action being taken to tackle anti-social behaviour at a meeting on Thursday.
Members of the Cowley Community Residents Association quizzed speakers on problems of noise, parking and disruptive behaviour in the area.
Speakers from Brunel University, Hillingdon Council and the Metropolitan police attended the meeting held at St Laurence Primary School, Worcester Road, Cowley.
The meeting came to the fore because of two recent assaults which took place within 24 hours of each other in Cleveland Road.
Elizabeth Isakpa, Brunel’s community liaison officer who deals with residents’ complaints about students said that; 'in a lot of situations it is about education'.
She insisted that in most cases once she has spoken to students they understand the situation and learn from it.
Adam Stitson, Hillingdon Council’s noise enforcement officer explained that it is the job of the police to deal with human noise.
Residents were told they should call the noise team who will come around and take a reference number which they can pass onto the police.
In some situations they may also use recording devices to analyse the problem.
On the issue of parking Brunel Housing Officer Geraldine Jackson said that there was room for parking but due to restrictions the university had not been allowed to previously.
However, she said that Brunel is looking to apply again for more parking, which could help alleviate problems in the area.
Trouble flared up again on Friday morning when infuriated residents of Buchan Close, Cowley found themselves unable to get out of their road.
Paul O'Brien, 34, said: "The road is used by students as a car park, they climb through a gap in the fence to get onto campus.
"We have tried everything, putting letters on windscreens, and the council do not want to know because it is a private estate.
"Dustmen can't get down here, and emergency vehicles would also struggle, it is a real risk.
"Not being able to leave your own road to drive your daughter to school is a joke, you can't walk on the pavement you have to walk in the road."
Following Thursday's meeting, residents were unsure whether it would result in any real change, but they welcomed the opportunity to open a dialogue and discuss important issues.
Pat Page, who sits on the committee of the association, said: "People got a lot out of what they aired here. What constructive things will come out of it, I don’t know."