Local council to protect landmark monument using bollards

product-bollardposts Local council to protect landmark monument using bollards A local council has decided to install bollards around a local landmark in order to protect it against veering cars, a recent news report has been able to find.

Burnham Clock Tower, which juts out the High Street, is one of Burnham’s most iconic landmarks. The tower was built for just £178 as a memorial to Laban Sweeting, a respected local resident, oyster merchant and a member of the Burnham River Company.

Installing the bollards will, however, trigger extensive costs and changes to the road, since the kerb around the building, built in 1877, would have to be extended to allow the bollards to be installed and offset from the road by 450mm.

The bus stop next to the 19th century tower would also have to be moved under highways rules, which leads to a total price tag of £30,000 for the whole project.

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