THE streets of Ludlow are being turned into a racetrack.

And it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident.

This is the concern of Vivienne Parry, Shropshire councillor for Ludlow South.

Mrs Parry, who is also a member of Ludlow Town Council, says that this has been happening since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

“It starts about 4pm and can continue until the early hours,” said Mrs Parry.

“Young men and women are involved, and they are also using the car parks in the town.

“The noise is terrible and disturbs the people who are living in the town centre.

“But even more serious is the risk of an accident.

“People, including children are out and about walking. It would only take a slight slip for someone to be seriously injured or killed.

“This has been happening since the lockdown started and is because the roads are largely empty, and the drivers feel that they can do this.

“However, there are other vehicles and it is only a matter of time before they meet something coming the other way and there is a collision.”

Mrs Parry said that she understands that the young people are bored and have little else to do.

“They are using Old Street, Temeside and Weeping Cross Lane,” added Mrs Parry.

“I remember that when I was young, I did not always do the right thing and would at times drive too fast with my friends in the car, but this does not make it right.

“Some of the cars must be doing 60mph and there are also dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

“The centre of Ludlow is being used as a city centre race circuit.”

“This has to stop, and I have been in touch with the police but still it continues to happen.”