Local council to bolster anti-terror security by installing bollards at key locations

A local authority has revealed plans to deploy extensive security measures aimed at protecting pedestrians against terrorist attacks that use vehicles as weapons, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Canterbury City Council will install more than 100 bollards at 18 locations across the city in a bid to stop a hostile vehicle being used as a weapon on the pedestrian-filled streets. They will be operational from 10am to 4pm – when vehicles are already banned from entering the city centre – and may start being implemented in the evening at a later date.

The authority’s engineers are already working on the proposal, which will cost £660,000 and should be complete within months.

But first, a consultation will be held with residents and businesses in the city about how the plans will affect them.

City council chief executive Colin Carmichael, who first revealed the plans at a meeting of the regeneration and property committee, has confirmed local taxpayers will foot the bill for the work, which he says will help keep the public safe.

“There is no specific intelligence which says Canterbury is at risk but we need to take sensible precautions to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible,” he said.

“This is an immensely complex project. Being a historic city and home to the Cathedral, Canterbury has a large number of challenges relating to its narrow streets, the volume of visitors, areas of archaeological importance and a high density of pipes etc belonging to the utility companies under the ground.”

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