BARNSLEY Council bosses are planning to spend £5,000 to install lockable gates at a town centre car park which has become a hotspot for antisocial behaviour.

The plans would see Wellington Street car park locked on Friday and Saturday nights, and on Sunday during a bank holiday weekend.

The area is mainly occupied by takeaways, clubs and bars which attract a younger generation, according to the report.

“Wellington Street is a hotspot area for violent crime, drug dealing and drug taking,” the report added.

“We are proposing the gates on Wellington Street car park be locked to reduce the crime and disorder that takes place.”