‘I won’t tolerate anti-social behaviour’: Owner of new barbers in Northampton town centre aims to prevent problems

Gregory Max Barbers by Xplicit is set to open in a vacant unit in Abington Street
Gregory Max Barbers by Xplicit is set to open in a vacant unit in Abington Street

The owner of a new barbers and menswear shop set to open in Northampton town centre says he will not tolerate any misbehaviour near his premises.

The Chronicle & Echo reported yesterday that Gregory Max Barbers were moving into the vacant unit in Abington Street near the Grosvenor Shopping centre.

Greg Mcerlane, co-owner, said he was aware of previous anti-social behaviour issues with young people congregating on the Cobblers Last statue outside his new store but was determined to make sure there would not be any problems when he opened.

He said: “We have been talking to the borough council and the police and we are going to put in CCTV cameras.

“I don’t like to see youngsters misbehaving and if I notice any then I will get them to come into the shop and offer to train them how to cut hair.”

Mr Mecerlane said he hoped the barbers, which will also include a menswear store, would open in a month’s time.

He said: “We will offer a very high class barber service and cater for the full range of cultures. It doesn’t matter if you are afro-Caribbean or eastern European we will be able to cater for you.”

Mr Mcerlane said the menswear store would be separated from the barbers by a glass partition but the store would be open plan, like the one in Milton Keynes.