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Petition launched calling for North Harrow car park to be locked at night
Complaints of noise and drinking at a council-run car park have sparked a campaign for it to be locked at night.
Conservative councillors Janet Mote and Anthony Seymour, who both represent Headstone North, are calling for Harrow Borough Council to reinstate night-time closing of the car park at Bisley House.
The car park, located next to Cambridge Road car park in North Harrow, used to be closed between 7.30pm and 7.30am.
But just over four years ago the council stopped locking the car park and it is now open 24 hours a day, which has led to recent complaints of anti-social behaviour and noise.
Cllr Mote said: “Residents have told us that they’re unhappy with this car park being left open throughout the night.
“They are concerned that it is encouraging members of the gym on the old Safeway site to park their cars in it at night, and unfortunately there have also been various complaints about anti-social behaviour; from noise and drinking to smoking and swearing.
“It is not right that residents should have to put up with this sort of appalling behaviour.”
Cllr Seymour said: “Given that the solution to these problems is so straightforward, we hope that the night-time closure of the car park will be reinstated as soon as possible.
“As with the free parking period in North Harrow, the council should listen to the people who live and work in the area, and who know it best.”
The councillors plan to submit the petition at the next meeting of the council's cabinet on September 12.
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