Some excellent news to report:
Weather permitting, work will start on 23 November to install two manual barriers at the top end of the car park (commonly known as the Notcutts part). The barriers will be managed by Tesco staff and lowered during the evening, when Notcutts is closed. There will also be some additional steel bollards to prevent vehicles from passing over the bays and into other parts of the car park; there are already such as signposts and trees.…
I took these photographs a few weeks ago and hope they help explain where the barriers and bollards are going.
The rational for this is that the boy racers/car enthusiasts do not go onto the lower part of the car park and even though this area will remain open there is far more car park furniture and other vehicles parked there that will hopefully deter any future meetings.
The work will cost about £6,000 and will be paid for by Tesco. It is hoped the work will be completed by Thursday 26 November.
I have posted three photographs sent to me by Tesco’s where similar barriers have been established at one of their other locations. These have been found to be successful in halting unwanted visitors to their stores. I suspect the barriers need not be as high as the ones shown because the entrance/exits at the Monkspath store are not so wide. In addition, as previously stated a large number bollards may not be needed because of other furniture on the car park.
I thank Tesco’s and Notcutts for their commitment to get this done. They have worked so hard to address the needs of local residents and make the local environment safe for all users of the car park.