Rising bollards to protect crime-plagued car park

A Cambridgeshire car park that’s been seriously affected by crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour is set get rising bollards in a hope that these measures will make it safer, a news report in the local business media has found.

The car park located on the Clifton Road Industrial Estate, which is next to the Cambridge Leisure Park, is badly affected by drug taking, criminal activity and antisocial behaviour.

Business owners have also complained of losing out on thousands of pounds due to cars being parked in areas during business hours which prevent its delivery vans from leaving the premises to clients.

A business owner claimed that they will be investing £20,000 on resurfacing the car park, which will include rising bollards, after damage due to drivers “doing doughnuts” in the site.

Police say they are keen work with traders on Clifton Road Industrial Estate to prevent anti-social behaviour.

A spokeswoman from Cambridgeshire Police said: “We take all reports of antisocial behaviour seriously and aim to deal with instances as efficiently as possible. We are keen to work with the traders in Clifton Road Industrial Estate on the issues they are experiencing.”

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