A bid to stop boy racers causing disturbances has been welcomed by harassed residents.

North Wales Police, the fire service and Denbighshire council have worked together to block off parts of a car park where anti-social drivers have gathered regularly in Ruthin.

Large blocks and planters were placed last week in the Park Road car park in the town after years of complaints about boy racers revving their engines, playing loud music and doing wheel spins at the site.

Residents at a care home across the road from the car park had sleep disturbed and the manager had to ask the drivers to keep the sound down as staff cared for an ill woman who was disturbed by the noise.

Emma Jones, manager of the Trosnant Care Home, said: “This has been a nuisance for years and has caused a lot of grief.

“I have even had to go out and speak with them when someone was ill.

“All our residents are over 75 and their rooms have double glazing, but even with that they can still hear all the noise from these boy racers.”

A spokesman for Denbighshire council said: “The council has been working closely with North Wales Police and Ruthin Town Council to look at some issues raised by local residents around anti-social behaviour from a minority of people at the Park Road car park.

“Working in partnership, we have been looking for a solution and we hope this latest initiative will prevent irresponsible driving at the location.”

A statement posted on the NWP Conwy and Denbigh Rural Facebook page said: “If you use Park Road car park in #Ruthin you may have noticed the concrete blocks and planter boxes.

“These were installed following meetings between North Wales Police, North Wales Fire Service and Denbighshire County Council.

“These were put in place to deter anti-social driving reported to have been taking place at Park Road.

“If you witness anti-social driving please report it to North Wales Police by calling 101.

“The more information you can provide (such as a registration number, make and colour) the more we can do with your report.

“If you capture an incident on your phone or dash cam we can review your footage using our streamlined Op Snap process.”

The link to submit a video to Op Snap is: https://gosafesnap.wales/