New security measures at Airdrie car park

Tackling antisocial behaviour

New car park open

New automatic security bollards have been installed at Hallcraig Street car park in Airdrie to prevent antisocial behaviour at night.

From 1 November, the main car park and public stairwell will be closed overnight between 7.00pm and 5.00am.

However, part of the upper car park will be available at all times from Upper Mill Street, with the exit controlled using automatic bollards.

We have worked with Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue to address problems of vandalism and antisocial behaviour in the car park, including installing improved LED lighting and upgraded CCTV cameras.

"Since the CCTV was installed and lighting improved earlier this year, we have seen a reduction in antisocial behaviour at Hallcraig Street car park," said Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Infrastructure Committee.

"The cameras are monitored around the clock by Town Centre Activities Ltd so any issues can be quickly reported to Police Scotland and addressed.

"By installing the automatic bollards, we can give people using the town centre access to some spaces in the upper car park in the evenings while reducing the opportunity for others who want to cause trouble."

Vehicles exiting the car park should approach the bollards, where a red light will show, slowly. The bollards will automatically lower and the light will change to green when it is safe to drive out.

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