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Late night car meets held at a popular Gateshead car park could be made illegal under new plans.

The Council is currently seeking the public's views on proposals to introduce an order banning car meets and associated anti-social behaviour taking place at Mill Road car park at Gateshead Quays.

Nearby residents have reported problems with loud music, speeding, revving car engines and tooting horns late at night and into the early hours of the morning.

It is hoped introducing a Public Space Protection Order, similar to the one covering the Metrocentre retail car parks, will have the same effect and drive the car meets out.

You can read the proposals for Mill Road car park and leave your views here

You can also email your comments on the proposal to nicolajohnson3@gateshead.gov.uk

Protection orders give councils additional powers to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces, which could have a detrimental effect on the local community's quality of life. 

It would make participating in this kind of meet an offence - whether it's the driver of a vehicle or someone watching the activities which includes racing and wheel spinning which results in burnt rubber left on the road surface.

If given the go-ahead anyone breaching the order could be issued with a fine of up to £100 or be prosecuted, resulting in a fine of up to £1,000 if convicted.

Councillor Linda Green, Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering, which covers Community Safety said:

"We want to improve the quality of life for our residents. People living near to the car park should not have to put up with this kind of late night anti-social behaviour and we hope our plans will be supported by residents.

"A similar order at the Metrocentre car parks has proved very effective and the car meets taking place there have stopped."

 

03 December 2018

Late night car meets held at a popular Gateshead car park could be made illegal under new plans.

The Council is currently seeking the public's views on proposals to introduce an order banning car meets and associated anti-social behaviour taking place at Mill Road car park at Gateshead Quays.

Nearby residents have reported problems with loud music, speeding, revving car engines and tooting horns late at night and into the early hours of the morning.

It is hoped introducing a Public Space Protection Order, similar to the one covering the Metrocentre retail car parks, will have the same effect and drive the car meets out.

You can read the proposals for Mill Road car park and leave your views here

You can also email your comments on the proposal to nicolajohnson3@gateshead.gov.uk

Protection orders give councils additional powers to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces, which could have a detrimental effect on the local community's quality of life. 

It would make participating in this kind of meet an offence - whether it's the driver of a vehicle or someone watching the activities which includes racing and wheel spinning which results in burnt rubber left on the road surface.

If given the go-ahead anyone breaching the order could be issued with a fine of up to £100 or be prosecuted, resulting in a fine of up to £1,000 if convicted.

Councillor Linda Green, Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering, which covers Community Safety said:

"We want to improve the quality of life for our residents. People living near to the car park should not have to put up with this kind of late night anti-social behaviour and we hope our plans will be supported by residents.

"A similar order at the Metrocentre car parks has proved very effective and the car meets taking place there have stopped."

 

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