Barriers installed at Peterborough gym to stop anti-social car cruises

Barriers are being installed at a Peterborough gym car park to prevent anti-social car meets taking place.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:52 pm
Rubbish left after a previous car meet

The blockades will be in place at the Vivacity Premier Fitness gym and swimming pool in Hampton, following a number of complaints about noise and mess as a result of the meetings.

Temporary barriers were put in place last summer following a spate of car cruises, leading to complaints about noise and litter - as well as concerns over breaches of COVID regulations.

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A meeting earlier in the spring also led to complaints.

Hampton Vale councillor John Howard, who has hit out at the activities of the people attending the car meets in the past, said: "We have secured agreement from our enforcement team to install temporary barriers at the Vivacity Premier Fitness Site for the Bank Holiday weekend.

"I will be asking if we can extend their stay until the gym reopens.

"We met our Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate Darryl Preston this week to discuss the issues facing us at the site and the permenant solutions we are working on to prevent the antisocial car cruising that has inflicted this area of Hampton."