Security for Lochside Leisure Centre

Angus Council has tightened security at the Lochside Leisure Centre car parks in Forfar.

The centre closed last month with all facilities moving to the community campus.

The concrete blocks at the Lochside Leisure Centre in Forfar.

The concrete blocks at the Lochside Leisure Centre in Forfar.

Since then, large concrete boulders have been brought in to block off access to the car parks situated between the leisure centre and the former tennis courts, whilst large boulders have been placed along the road near the Ranger Centre.

The car parks near the playpark are not affected.

When asked to comment a spokesman for Angus Council said: “The blocks have been put in place in support of site security.”

In recent years Angus Council has introduced a number of barriers at open sites in Forfar, including the Reid Park, Forfar Loch, Lilybank playpark and Strang’s Mortification land in Montrose Road.

In 2014 ditch work was carried out and boulders placed at the Orchardbank Business Park

Three bollards and one fixed post were erected in Graham Crescent and two ground fixed ‘hoops’, one bollard and one fixed post were installed at Greenacre Park between Old Halkerton Road and Maviscroft.

Two hoops and one bollard were erected at Langlands Park; one height restrictive barrier and two fixed posts at the Market Muir; one bollard at Lordburn Park Reid Park, five bollards, eleven hoops and one fixed post at the Reid Park and boulders were placed at the entrance to the field as you come off the A90 (Glamis junction).