New rising bollards installed in Tamworth town centre

A new set of rising bollards have been installed in Tamworth town centre in a bid to protect the pedestrian area there, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The bollards are in place on Colehill, close to the Co-op building and also the bottom of George Street next to Apo’s Barbers, as well as at the other end of each road – Lower Gungate next to the Almshouses and Market Street next to Wilkos. This is to help enforce the one-way system.

Staffordshire County Council has worked with Tamworth Borough Council to install the new bollards with a £70,000 highways investment.

Loading vehicles will be able to access the town centre on Tuesdays and Saturdays and on other days from midnight to 11am and 3pm to midnight.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “We’re pleased to have worked with the borough council to install the new rising bollards in Tamworth town centre.

“They will help to protect the pedestrian area and ensure the town centre remains an attractive place to shop and visit. It is another example of how we are working with the borough council to improve and regenerate Tamworth.

“As the old bollards have not been operating for a few years we want to let people know the new ones will be active from Wednesday, helping to enforce the traffic regulation order.”

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