MEASURES have been put in place at a Newquay car park to help reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.

Cornwall Council has installed height restriction barriers at Tregunnel Hill car park to deter travellers from setting up camp.

They have been erected to section off a flatter part of the car park where travellers have more predominately parked when they visit in the summer months.

Cornwall Council has also put in a place a CCTV camera at the entrance to act as a deterrent.

It was reported that travellers have caused various issues and boy racers have also been a problem.

This is part of the 18 one bedroomed pod project at the bottom of the car park, which will provide short to medium term accommodation for homeless people.

The height restriction barrier installed lower down in the car park (Picture: Warren Wilkins) ( )

Cllr Olly Monk said: “The work to update the carpark will go some way to solve some of the annual problems we have had with individuals and groups who have caused lots of anti-social behaviour in the past and made the lives of nearby resident a misery.”

There has been a delay in homeless people moving into the new modular housing scheme so that the insulation on the roofs can be improved to ensure the units meet current regulations.