ANTI-social behaviour signs have been put up at Malvern's retail park by the police in response to reports of boy racers.

But a councillor has questioned why they’re not bigger.

West Mercia Police say the signs are a response to reports of ‘boy racer’ behaviour at Malvern Shopping Park.

On a visit to the retail park we could see two signs on the car park, one near McDonalds and one near the entrance to the overflow car park.

Fran Victory, who represents the Link on Malvern Hills District Council, has had about a dozen residents contact her about anti-social behaviour at the retail park since she was elected in May.

Malvern Gazette: Police are putting up deterrents to anti-social behaviour at the retail parkPolice are putting up deterrents to anti-social behaviour at the retail park (Image: NQ)

She said these are mostly from people in surrounding streets complaining about the noise.

Residents have also raised the issues of speeding, parking and anti-social behaviour.

“It’s good to see some signs up, but it would have been good if they were bigger, more visible” said Cllr Victory.

“They are just too small.”

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Police have said they are in the process of installing more deterrants to anti-social behaviour, including a camera at the entrance to the retail park to identify number plates.

Officers patrolled the area on Saturday, September 9 and spoke to a number of drivers, although no racing or anti-social behaviour was seen.

Cllr Victory said she visited the area one evening and saw a few young people with cars parked near McDonalds - but no ‘boy racer’ behaviour.

PC Dave Olczak, of the Pickersleigh & Chase Safer Neighbourhood Team, previously told the Malvern Gazette: “Boy racer behaviour in the retail park is something that we are aware of and we conduct regular patrols around the area, resources permitting, at key times.

“Our local policing team often base themselves in the retail park for periods of time to deter the behaviour.

“We do try and encourage the residents and retailers to report issues when they are happening, so that we can respond to these calls to try and tackle the situation.”

In June, a young man was spoken to by police after doing handbrake turns in the retail park.

Officers logged his vehicle registration and said any further reports could result in the car being seized.