Published: October 11, 2012
30 complaints over car park 'boy racers' as barriers are considered

Police in Burnham-On-Sea have received more than 30 fresh complaints from residents over late night noise from 'boy racers' in the town's Morrisons car park, as proposals to install new barriers to prevent night-time access are considered.

PCSO Susan Venn-Adams from Burnham Police told a community police meeting in the town on Wednesday evening (October 10th) that patrols have been stepped up to try and halt the latest problems.

"We have received 30 complaints about the noise from cars performing wheel spins and being driven at speed across the car park," she said.

"Police patrols have been increased around the car park and CCTV coverage is also being closely watched."

"The introduction of barriers to prevent access in the car park late at night are also being considered."

She added: "We are also looking into holding a 'roadshow' there to try and educate the young drivers and show them how what they are doing impacts on local residents. We want to work with them and people living nearby to resolve the issues."

Meanwhile, residents at Wednesday's community police meeting voted for the issue to be the number one priority for police in the town over the coming three months.

Last year, published video footage from a resident here showing the extent of the problems in the seafront car park, as featured above.


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