Market boss calls for boy racers summit

Two vehicles have been seized by police for driving in an anti-social way in Holland Market car park.
Two vehicles have been seized by police for driving in an anti-social way in Holland Market car park.
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A business leader has called for “round table” talks between the police, councillors and traders in a joint effort to tackle boy racers in Spalding.

Michael Moran, UK representative for Holland Market owners Corbo Properties, said anti-social driving in the town is a “major concern” but warned of the cost of tightening up security.

Police have seized two vehicles from young drivers at Holland Market car park in the last month after reports of them being driven inconsiderately.

Mr Moran said: “In my personal opinion, anti-social driving in Spalding is no worse than in other parts of the country.

“My company manages assets from Truro in Cornwall to Thurso in Scotland and anti-social driving can be found in almost any open car park.

“It is an incredibly hard issue to deal with as the only real effective solution – security guards or very robust security gates – are both very costly and, in the instance of the latter, absolutely opposed by almost every retailer I’ve ever spoken to.

“Anti-social driving is a major concern in Spalding and perhaps a round table meeting with the police, local council and others might be the way forward in the first instance.”