Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Damaged bollards can’t move after all

METAL bollards which were installed in the wrong place cannot be re-positioned, writes Janine Rasiah.

METAL bollards which were installed in the wrong place cannot be re-positioned, writes Janine Rasiah.

The 29 black posts which line one side of the one-way road through Henley market place were due to be moved further back from the road at a cost of £12,000.

But now Oxfordshire County Council has said they cannot be moved because it would disturb telephone cables under the pavement.

County councillor David Nimmo Smith said: “The new bollards are going to have to go in where the old ones come out. It is just one of those things.

“There will no doubt be a reference to the cables somewhere but until you come along with a shovel you don’t know exactly where they are positioned.”

The work will be paid out of Cllr Nimmo Smith and Councillor Peter Skolar’s area stewardship fund.

The original black posts were put in to protect pedestrians from drivers but many have been damaged after being hit by vehicles.

Those which have not been damaged will now be used on the other side of the road.

“There will no doubt be a reference to the cables somewhere but until you come along with a shovel you don’t know exactly where they are positioned.”

The work will be paid out of Cllr Nimmo Smith and Councillor Peter Skolar’s area stewardship fund.

The original black posts were put in to protect pedestrians from drivers but many have been damaged after being hit by vehicles.

Those which have not been damaged will now be used on the other side of the road.

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