The measures being installed at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre are aimed at keeping the car park secure for the users of the centre. They include:
- Two new height restriction barriers to prevent vehicles over 2.1m, such as caravans and motorhomes, accessing certain areas of the car park. The parking spaces at the front of the leisure centre will provide parking for vehicles over this size and will continue to provide disabled spaces and parent and child spaces. This area will be locked overnight with telescopic bollards.
- Parking hoop barriers in certain areas to add to the security of the site.
- An automatic barrier towards the back of the existing car park which will be the main access for deliveries for the leisure centre and adjacent hotel and restaurant.
Temporary signage is in place while the works are taking place with more permanent signs to follow.
"We are having to introduce these measures to combat the constant issues the leisure centre has experienced of unauthorised encampments in the car park which cause issues for the leisure centre staff and users," said Cllr Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council's executive member for neighbourhoods and community services.