New bollards set to be deployed across Warwickshire town centres

New rising bollards are set to be installed in Nuneaton, Bedworth and Stratford town centres as part of a project worth an estimated £430,000, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

These are the only three town centres to have automatic rising bollards to keep vehicles out of pedestrian zones during the day. The county council says the bollards are in need of replacement – some of which are 25 years old.

Currently, there are six sets of automatic rising bollards in Nuneaton, all of which are past their operating life and require replacement as there is a risk that there will be considerable ongoing expense in maintaining the bollards to ensure ongoing operational effectiveness.

There are two sets of automatic rising bollards located in Bedworth centre. They were installed a number of years ago and have exceeded their life.

Furthermore, there are three sets of automatic rising bollards located in Stratford. The first on

According to a cabinet report, the bollards reached their end of life some years ago and have been in service for approximately 25 years.

“The proposed replacement of each set of bollards in each town centre will reduce the costs associated with maintenance of the existing bollards considerably, and represent a saving to the county council over a 10 year period of the proposed bollards of £27,126 per set, giving a total of £271,259,” the report states.

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