CCTV on cards at Pendle park plagued by anti-social behaviour

Work on upgrading and tidying a Pendle park, that has been plagued by anti-social behaviour, is on target to be completed by next month.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 12:30 pm

Plans are also in the pipe-line to install CCTV cameras.

This will be welcome news to residents who live opposite King George's playing field, also known as Skipton Road park in Colne.

Fed up of youths using trees and shrubs as a 'hide out' to throw items at passing cars, police carried out a consultation with residents to find a solution to the problem.

Major plans to upgrade Skipton Road park in Colne should be completed by next month.

Pendle Council conducted a tree risk assessment at the park and identified a number of trees that, unfortunately due to their state of health, may need to be removed.

This work will now coincide with the general tidying up of the shrubs and should be completed by November, weather permitting.

Play equipment on the park is due to be upgraded thanks to a grant secured by Colne Town Council which is also working with Lancashire County Council on the CCTV idea.

A spokesman for Colne and West Craven police said it was hoped that the park upgrade would create a more 'positive vibe' and encourage the community to help look after what is being provided for them.

Victoria Park in Barnoldswick has also come under the police spotlight after a group of young people were spotted running from the play area last night.

Officers have issued a warning for them to heed covid restrictions by not gathering in large groups as this is putting the county at risk of going into major lockdown.

An appeal on social media was also made to parents to be aware of where their children are and who they are with to avoid being issued with a fixed penalty fine.