Neighbours have expressed their anger at temporary fencing put up around an outdoor events venue, calling it a "hideous monstrosity". 

Part of Valley Gardens in front of St Peter’s Church, Brighton, will be transformed into an outdoor venue with capacity for 2,000 revellers to watch live screenings of the European Championships football tournament or see live music events.

The venue, given the name Central Park, is taking over the site off York Place, Brighton, from Friday to July 14, and while some events are free, others are ticketed from a minimum of £17.50 per person.

The wall was installed on TuesdayThe wall was installed on Monday (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

On Monday, contractors were out constructing a 15ft green metal fence around the park.

One neighbour, who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, said: "It looks like a compound. 

"It's a hideous monstrosity."

He added it would be "a month long tagging festival".

Graffiti against the festival wall has already been spotted - before the event has even startedGraffiti against the festival wall has already been spotted - before the event has even started (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Residents living in North Laine and Hanover have expressed concerns about the noise and antisocial behaviour during the events. 

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Another North Laine resident told The Argus: “The surrounding little streets are used as public toilets. No one is against football and fun but the council events team issuing these licences need to place the noisiest events in non-residential areas or limit opening times to a 9pm cut-off time.

“Placing them in densely populated residential areas where none of the money generated finds its way back into the community it disrupted, is unreasonable.”

A mock-up of the fan zoneA mock-up of the fan zone (Image: 4TheFans)

Others had concerns about the price of the England match screenings and music events.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: "Residents asked us to help create somewhere people could come together to enjoy the football this summer and this area is a designated event space for the city. It will be fenced off to help manage the event, keep people safe and limit disruption to the surrounding area.

"The height of the fence will help reduce sound spill to local properties and was identified in the event noise management plan to mitigate any impact on residents.

"Once the tournament is finished, the area will be fully restored and returned to normal, with all costs being met by our partner. The fan zone will also generate vital funds for the council."