Temporary barriers in place to deter loud car meets in Hampton

Temporary barriers have been installed at the Vivacity Premier Fitness car park to prevent late night car meets disturbing neighbours

Friday, 14th August 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 11:52 am
Barriers have been put in place to block the entrance to the Vivacity Premier Fitness car park

The barriers will be in place over the weekend at the site in Hampton, with a more permanent solution being worked on for when the gym reopens for the first time since lockdown on Monday.

As the Peterborough Telegraph reported last week, residents in nearby estates have been blighted by noise from engines and exhausts for many months, keeping them awake at night, which has been detrimental to the health of some of the elderly residents.

In an update to residents this morning. Councillor John Howard assured residents that he and several other stakeholders are working on a permanent solution and urged anyone affected to report antisocial behaviour to Cambridgeshire Police by calling 101.

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The news coincides with Cambs Police announcing the purchase of two state-of-the-art monitoring systems that will be deployed over the weekend to help Police catch motorists whose exhausts exceed the 80 decibels limit.

Any motorists caught could be given a £50 fixed penalty notice for either failure to maintain the system or use of a vehicle with an altered system or excessive noise.

Residents are encouraged to report any anti-social motorists in their area and to suggest areas for the Police to target by visiting www.cambs.police.uk/report/vehicles.