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."

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.

INFORMATION: Do you think closing off Riverside Car Park will simply send the problem elsewhere? You can send your views to:

editor@huntspost.co.uk or write to The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TB.

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