The injury to the Heras fencing across the park on Friday night time (Could 19) is simply of many situations the place individuals have damaged by way of the restricted park to entry the perspective throughout curfew hours.
Primrose Hill is closed off to the general public from 10pm till 6am the next morning on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – in addition to explicit occasion days equivalent to Bonfire Night time, Halloween and New Yr’s Eve.
The Royal Parks first carried out such restrictions throughout the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2020 to stop night time gatherings and anti-social behaviour, however the measures have been introduced again to cease revellers gathering at night time.
Pictures present the Heras fencing bent in half yesterday morning after it was broken.
Jenny McCririck, spouse of racing pundit John McCririck, has mentioned “sufficient is sufficient” after seeing an increase of points happen within the Primrose Hill space over the previous few years.
She informed the Ham&Excessive: “You’ve obtained individuals with a boombox, and you might hear the noise in all places. However who’s going to cease them as a result of there’s no one right here?”
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After listening to of different points equivalent to drug dealing and normal anti-social behaviour, she says that Royal Parks police and the Metropolitan Police are “stretched” and extra surveillance is required to cease individuals misbehaving within the park.
The Primrose Hill resident says she is in favour of The Royal Parks pushing for everlasting fixtures following a session final yr.
Plans will quickly be submitted for everlasting gates on the park, as The Royal Parks referred to as the present fences “unpleasant” and saying it “detracts from this vital Grade II-listed panorama”.
A Royal Parks spokesperson mentioned: “There have been very sturdy views on each side of the controversy between those that want to see the park locked at night time and people who want to hold it open. It’s, nonetheless, incumbent on the Royal Parks to take a balanced and proportionate determination, which it has now carried out.”