Sywell Country Park introduces night-time car park ban

The car park closures will take place from 8pm to 6am

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 8:23 am

A popular country park will introduce a night-time closure of its car parks because of anti-social behaviour including large gatherings and unauthorised swimming.

The car parks at Sywell Country Park in Washbrook Lane, Ecton, will be closed from today (Friday, July 23) between 8pm and 6am, each day.

An initial trial period of a month will take place but it is hoped that the closure will be temporary.

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Sywell Country Park

A statement from Sywell Country Park said: "From Friday, July 23, 2021, we will be closing all of Sywell Country Park car parks, between 8pm and 6am, for a trial period of around a month.

"This is due to anti-social behaviour issues that are frequently disturbing the local residents as well as other park users.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and aim to return to normal opening as soon as we can."

A spokesman for North Northamptonshire Council said: “Regrettably due to anti-social behaviour issues that are frequently disturbing the local residents as well as other park users, we will be closing all of Sywell Country Park car parks, between 8pm and 6am, for a trial period of around a month, starting today (Friday).

“Problems include large groups gathering and playing loud music as well as unauthorised swimming.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and aim to return to normal opening as soon as we can.”