Bollards installed at rec to improve security

Published Friday 7 June 2019

Extra security measures have been introduced at a popular recreation ground to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Symington's recreation ground bollards

Harborough District Council has installed bollards at the Symington’s Recreation Ground in Market Harborough, following concerns from the public about unauthorised vehicle access.

It follows an incident earlier this year when cars were driven on the rec causing damage to the grass.

Cllr Michael Rickman (pictured), Harborough District Council’s community safety lead, said: “The bollards have been installed to protect the playing surfaces for the sporting and general enjoyment of residents at Symington Recreation Ground, following incidents of anti-social behaviour where inconsiderate people chose to treat the playing area as a race track. This installation will reduce the possibility of any reoccurrence.”