Bikers may get a barrier
EXTRA security measures could to be installed at the entrance to a Clevedon quarry to stop nuisance bikers using it as a riding track
EXTRA security measures could to be installed at the entrance to a Clevedon quarry to stop nuisance bikers using it as a riding track.The authority is looking at ways to prevent access to the quarry at Nortons Wood Lane after it has become an off road race track for bikers. The bikers, who have forced an entrance through an earth bank just to the side of the quarry gates, have been riding through the site and then into Clevedon Woods.Grounds staff at the woods, which are part of Clevedon Court, have also been forced to dig large trenches to stop the riders getting on to their property. It is understood the quarry, which has stood dormant for a number of years, is being advertised on the internet as a good place to ride off road bikes.Local residents have been taking down registration numbers of the bikes and reporting them to police in a bid to crackdown on the nuisance riders. Officers are also carrying out patrols of the area and are warning that anyone found riding there risks having their bike seized.Clevedon Police Community Sergeant Pete Abrams said: "We will be carrying out patrols of the area. "Local residents have been collecting photographic evidence and taking registration numbers of the vehicles."We will be writing to the registered keepers of these vehicles to warn them their bikes could be seized."Sgt Abrams said he had raised the issue with North Somerset Council in a bid to secure the quarry area.North Somerset Council spokesman Nick Yates said: "We are currently looking at ways to prevent access to the quarry and discussing the issue with local residents.