Bollards designed to halt boy-racers in car park
RISING bollards will help to stop anti-social behaviour at a St Neots car park when they become operational in three weeks. According to the town council, boy -racers and groups of youths gather in Riverside Car Park causing a nuisance to nearby residents
RISING bollards will help to stop anti-social behaviour at a St Neots car park when they become operational in three weeks.
According to the town council, boy -racers and groups of youths gather in Riverside Car Park causing a nuisance to nearby residents.
The new bollards will close off the area at night, meaning anyone who has a vehicle in the car park after midnight will find themselves trapped.
St Neots town councillor Derek Giles said: "This should go some way to alleviate the long running nightly noise problems being experienced by residents of the Paddock."
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The bollards will be lowered again at 6am.
Cllr Giles added: "The Riverside Car Park is a very handy place for boy racers to race round in their cars. This problem has been going on for years and I have great sympathy for the people who live in the Paddocks and Park View."
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A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: "There have been problems in the past with people driving cars round the car park late at night and causing a nuisance to local residents and obviously these measures have been put in place to try to put a stop to such behaviour."
They will also be used to close the car park when there is a risk of flooding.
In emergencies, the town's CCTV control room can be contacted to lower the bollards.
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