Gates plan to block night-time racers

PUBLISHED: 12:36 02 February 2007 | UPDATED: 19:56 01 June 2010

GATES are to be installed to stop night-time car racing at the Peel Centre off Elm High Road, Wisbech. The site which contains B&Q, Rainbow supermarket and AHF Furnishing, has become a magnet for racers in recent months. The gates will be erected at the

GATES are to be installed to stop night-time car racing at the Peel Centre off Elm High Road, Wisbech.

The site which contains B&Q, Rainbow supermarket and AHF Furnishing, has become a magnet for racers in recent months.

The gates will be erected at the entrance roadway after complaints by nearby residents about the noise of car engines and squealing tyres.

Site owners Legal & General believe the gates are the only solution to the problem.

They will be opened by the first delivery driver of the day or first member of staff, and closed by the final member of staff to leave the site at the end of the day. When open, the gates will be padlocked to posts to prevent them being pushed closed.

Rumours that supermarket operator Lidl is to take over the Rainbow store have been denied.

The rumours came after the "cheap and nasty" remarks by former Wisbech mayor Councillor Carol Cox about the no frills Lidl chain.

It was thought the cost and delays over the re-opening of the fire-damaged Rainbow store may have sparked the rumours. Rainbow has also been selling off other supermarket sites in Norfolk.

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