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Vale Council Close Ogmore Car Park Due To Anit-Social Behaviour


The Vale of Glamorgan Council have taken the decision to close the Portobello car park in Ogmore-By-Sea, as of the 30th July, due to anti-social behaviour.

The Council took to their social media accounts to inform the public of the decision which has come alongside the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders at six locations across the Vale, including Ogmore beach.

At a recent meeting, the Council’s Cabinet agreed to progress public consultation arrangements aimed at imposing restrictions making it illegal to consume alcohol in public areas at the following sites:

  • Cosmeston Country Park
  • Porthkerry Country Park
  • Penarth Pier and Esplanade
  • Ogmore beach and surrounding common land
  • Cwm Col-Huw in Llantwit Major
  • Rhoose Point

Councillor Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council said:

"Over the past few weeks, there have been reports of mass gatherings and anti-social behaviour linked to excessive alcohol consumption at a number of prominent locations around the Vale.

"This behaviour is totally unacceptable, preventing other responsible residents and visitors from fully enjoying these attractions.


"Such incidents will not be tolerated, which is why my Cabinet colleagues and I have agreed to progress PSPO’s to impose new restrictions on drinking at a number of locations. These are similar to those already in place in other parts of the County where alcohol has been confiscated and fixed penalty notices issued. This decision allow us to do the same in other areas affected by unacceptable anti-social behaviour.

"I hope this sends out a strong message that we will take action to address incidents of disorder and tackle the inconsiderate minority that spoil outdoor spaces for everyone else. If people are not prepared to act responsibly and obey the legislation, then the message is simple. Please stay away."

The Portobello car park will be closed until further notice.

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