Bollards solved St Neots joyride menace

WE live in Topham Court in St Neots, opposite Priory Park, which is separated by a green from Chamberlain Way, with a footpath running through joining the two dead-end roads. This footpath is also the access to a children s play area and a route for child

WE live in Topham Court in St Neots, opposite Priory Park, which is separated by a green from Chamberlain Way, with a footpath running through joining the two dead-end roads. This footpath is also the access to a children's play area and a route for children on their way to and from school.

Last September, my wife noticed headlights moving on The Green from our bedroom late at night. We awoke to find tyre tracks, suggesting that a vehicle had taken a shortcut through.

The following night, a further vehicle appears to have gone through, causing a noise disturbance to our neighbours. This was reported by them to the police, who attended. My wife contacted Huntingdonshire District Council the next morning.

We have maintained a log and I have photographed several of the incidents showing tyre tracks.


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There were others taking a short cut, but with frozen ground not all were particularly marked. There were also incidents of "joy riders". I attach an example of typical damage. All incidents have taken place at night.

Since we didn't seem to be getting far with actions to prevent these transgressions, I contacted our local town councillor, Alan Cummings.

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As we requested last September, we now have two low-cost demountable, lockable bollards. No further incidents have occurred.

On behalf of all the local residents may I thank Alan for his support in resolving this situation

IAN JACKSON

Topham Court

St Neots

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