The Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle Car Cruising on Junction 27 of the M1 Motorway. The Order came into force on 4th May 2018 for a three year period.
The first Fixed Penalty Notice for car cruising related activities was issued on Sunday night (13th May 2018) after a driver was witnessed racing around the roundabout and along the dual carriageway by a police officer.
Cars were lined on each side of the lay-by of the dual carriageway and immediately left as the Police approached in a marked vehicle. Police presence in the area is ongoing.