SECURITY at a field in Bridgwater has been upgraded in a bid to deter 'unwelcome visitors'.

Sedgemoor District Council has installed new barriers, height restriction gates and more at St Matthew's Field, which has been a site commonly used by travellers.

A spokesperson for the council said it had "increased security measures at St Matthew's Field in a bid to deter unwelcome visitors to this important open space".

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The spokesperson added: "Following discussions with local councillors, residents and allotment tenants, Sedgemoor District Council has installed a heavy duty 'kick rail' along St Matthew's Field Road, together with a 2m-high height restricting barrier at the Albert Street entrance.

"In order to increase security the Durleigh boundary, much larger boulders have been put along the boundary."