Radford Crescent Car Park in Billericay now has preventative security in the form of bollards, in order to stop ‘boy racers’ from causing problems and being antisocial in the area.
These bollards are retractable, which means that during the daytime residents and visitors to Billericay can use the car park as usual. Basildon Council spent £2,000 on the solution.
Councillors and community leaders welcome the extra security measure:
Jim Devlin, chairman of Billericay Town Council, said: “There have been people gathering there in their cars and playing loud music and disturbing residents who are quite upset about what’s been going on there.
“I am thrilled that the issue has been sorted for the residents, and they will feel relieved. These people have been making the lives of our residents a misery.”
David Dadds, Tory councillor for Billericay East said: “We’ve been listening to residents and talking about how to deal with the low-level antisocial behaviour in the area.
“We have got to take a strong approach against this sort of behaviour in our parks and car parks.”
David Harrison, chairman of Basildon Council’s neighbourhoods and public spaces committee, said: “The new barriers are a welcome addition to Radford Crescent Car Park.
“They will provide additional security out-of-hours and reduce the likelihood that the car park is used for anti-social behaviour.
“I am pleased that we have been able to improve the car park for residents of the area without impacting those who use the car park correctly during the day.”
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