Barriers to be installed at Hartsholme Country Park after spate of anti-social behaviour

The car park at Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln will be closed for two days as barriers are installed to deter anti-social behaviour at night.

New traffic barriers will be installed at the entrance to the park between Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 to increase overnight security.

During this time, visitors are being asked to use the car park across the road from Hartsholme at Skellingthorpe Road Recreation Ground.

The City of Lincoln Council says the park has recently experienced incidents of anti-social behaviour involving vehicles that have gained access to Hartsholme’s car park during the late evening and night-time.

Dave Charysz, the council’s Open Spaces Officer, said: “These new traffic barriers are of vital importance to security at Hartsholme Country Park. Installing them will unfortunately lead to some inconvenience for the park’s visitors in the short term.

“However, alternative parking arrangements are available, and we are confident that the car park will be open again in time for the weekend.”

The newly-installed barriers will be open during the day and closed during the night.

Works will include a rising barrier to the inbound carriageway with keypad access when the barrier is closed at night. The outbound traffic will be controlled by one way road plates, allowing traffic out but not in by the same route.

Once the barriers are in place, cars and pedestrians will still have access to the park during the regular opening hours. These are typically 6am – 8pm during the winter months, and 6am – 10pm during the summer months.

City of Lincoln Council has apologised for any inconvenience caused while these works take place.