Brierfield car park to close at night

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed moves by Pendle Council and the police to tackle anti-social behaviour at the games area in Taylor Street, Brierfield.

This follows Mr Stephenson calling for action after being contacted by worried residents.

An agreement has been reached for the area’s Police Community Support Officers to close the barrier to the car park after 9pm for a month on a trial basis.

The car park had been identified by residents, who are being asked to open the barrier during the day, as the main trouble spot.

Mr Stephenson said: “I congratulate local police and the council for coming up with a sensible way forward but also those who have come forward to express their views. Some residents have really suffered from the noise and other problems. They will be relieved that the issue is finally getting the attention they have been calling for.

“I have asked people to let me know whether closing the car park at night works. I will continue to work with the council and the police to find ways of improving the situation for those affected.”