Barriers to stop anti-social driving at Peterborough car park to remain in place this weekend

Barriers put in place to stop anti-social driving at a Peterborough car park will remain in place this weekend, it has been revealed.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:32 pm

The road-blocks have been in place over the past week at the Vivacity Premier Fitness gym and swimming pool in Hampton, following a number of complaints about noise and mess as a result of car cruise 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.

A meeting earlier in the spring also led to complaints.

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Rubbish left after a previous car meet

The barriers were initially put in place over the Easter bank holiday weekend, but they will now stay in place until April 24, when the gym re-opens.

Hampton Vale councillor John Howard said; “Following a more peaceful weekend for Hampton residents who are neighbouring the Vivacity Premier Fitness site, we are glad to confirm our request to extend the duration of the barriers until the reopening on the 12th April has been agreed with our enforcement team. Your Councillors continue to work on and implement lasting solutions for this site to prevent the antisocial behaviour that has impacted this area.”