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ANTISOCIAL behaviour has continued to be a problem in Aldi car park, despite numerous complaints to the store.
Last year in September, the Melksham News reported that residents overlooking the car park were complaining of late night disturbances from drivers racing their cars in the Aldi car park, making noise and use of drugs.
At the time, local resident Christopher Rose said that the manager of the store was planning to install a security barrier to prevent entry to the car park when the store is closed; but that had been promised four months previous in the spring.
Nearly six months on, there is still no sign of the security barrier and the problems continue. “The car park has become a regular place for cars to gather, racing around the car park, revving engines, playing loud music and being abusive when challenged,” said Christopher. “This goes on all night sometimes and as the nights have begun to draw out it has started to get worse again, the same as last year.
“Aldi has been approached on numerous occasions and promised to replace the missing barrier, but still nothing is being done. It’s disgusting that residents have to suffer so much and nothing is ever done to improve matters.
“My partner had to call the police a couple of weeks ago after getting abuse when she asked them to turn the music down. It’s got so bad that my partner and I have considered moving. It’s an absolute misery and all for the sake of a couple of grand to replace a security barrier, it’s not on.”
However, it looks like a solution to the problem might be on the horizon. An Aldi spokesperson said, “We are working with a contractor to put a barrier in place as soon as possible. We expect this to be in place within three to four weeks.”