CCTV to be installed at popular Welwyn Garden City playing fields

PUBLISHED: 16:22 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 07 September 2018

Welwyn Hatfield councillor Terry Mitchinson at Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields. Picture: WHC.

Welwyn Hatfield councillor Terry Mitchinson at Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields. Picture: WHC.

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New CCTV cameras will be installed at a Welwyn Garden City park this month in a bid tackle antisocial behaviour in its car park.

Residents living near Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields have been complaining for years about “boy racers” driving dangerously and revving their engines at night.

However, the borough council has agreed to install the facilities for £7,500, which will allow it to check and share footage with the police.

Work to provide an overflow car park for busy periods was also finished today (Friday, September 7).

Councillor Terry Mitchinson, executive member for leisure, culture and communications, said: “Local people will see real benefits from our improvements and I’m especially pleased we could find a car parking solution ahead of the start of the football season this weekend.

“Moneyhole is a fantastic park and it’s great seeing it so well used.”

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