Bollards installed to prevent drivers using New Town road as rat run

Gazette: Bollards installed to prevent drivers using New Town road as rat run Bollards installed to prevent drivers using New Town road as rat run

BOLLARDS have been installed in a residential street to stop drivers using the road as a rat run.

Colchester Council has built three bollards in Spurgeon Street, New Town.

It comes after calls from residents during a Community Day of Action, in September.

Tim Young, Colchester councillor responsible for community safety, said: “We listened to what residents said they wanted during the day of action and I am happy that we are able to respond in this way.

“I hope residents of Spurgeon Street will now feel safer in their road.”

The Safer Colchester Partnership paid for one bollard while the New Town councillors used their local fund to pay for one.

The third was paid for by the council community zone team.

Annie Feltham, borough councillor for New Town, said: “Myself and the other ward councillors for New Town, Theresa and Peter Higgins, feel this is a good use of our ward councillor funding.

“It will not only make Spurgeon Street safer for residents concerned about speeding cars, but it should have a knock-on effect on road safety in surrounding streets.”

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7:10pm Thu 13 Feb 14

wheatabix says...

Rubbish, I never heard of any consultation regarding the bollards being replaced. Someone needs to do something then about the stupid parking the other end near timber hill. It is sometimes impossible to drive down...all I say is be it on the council's head if there is a house fire and the engine cannot get down...
Rubbish, I never heard of any consultation regarding the bollards being replaced. Someone needs to do something then about the stupid parking the other end near timber hill. It is sometimes impossible to drive down...all I say is be it on the council's head if there is a house fire and the engine cannot get down... wheatabix

7:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the mighty wah says...

where does spurgeon street get you though? doesn't it just go from the bottom of the hythe to the lord nelson pub?
where does spurgeon street get you though? doesn't it just go from the bottom of the hythe to the lord nelson pub? the mighty wah

7:49pm Thu 13 Feb 14

colcestrian says...

I thought the Councillors local fund had been scrapped ?
I thought the Councillors local fund had been scrapped ? colcestrian

10:07pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Fellulah69 says...

Thats been blocked for years. Hardly new and hardly news
Thats been blocked for years. Hardly new and hardly news Fellulah69

10:24pm Thu 13 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

She should have used the jack hammer on timothy the fat git.
She should have used the jack hammer on timothy the fat git. stevedawson

10:59pm Thu 13 Feb 14

wheatabix says...

You have been able to drive through for a couple of years now. Its not a rat run because not many people know about it..consultation with locals my eye...
You have been able to drive through for a couple of years now. Its not a rat run because not many people know about it..consultation with locals my eye... wheatabix

12:25am Fri 14 Feb 14

Disley Titchbender says...

Spurgeon St. isn't in New Town but in the Artillery Fields estate.
New Town is the estate bordered by Military Rd, Wimpole Rd and Magdalen St. If it ain't within these boundaries then it ain't in New Town is it?
Spurgeon St. isn't in New Town but in the Artillery Fields estate. New Town is the estate bordered by Military Rd, Wimpole Rd and Magdalen St. If it ain't within these boundaries then it ain't in New Town is it? Disley Titchbender

2:59am Fri 14 Feb 14

Boris says...

colcestrian wrote:
I thought the Councillors local fund had been scrapped ?
It has, from 01.04.14. They are all frantically spending their current-year funds now, to beat the deadline.
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: I thought the Councillors local fund had been scrapped ?[/p][/quote]It has, from 01.04.14. They are all frantically spending their current-year funds now, to beat the deadline. Boris

11:46am Fri 14 Feb 14

AngryManNewTown says...

Disley Titchbender wrote:
Spurgeon St. isn't in New Town but in the Artillery Fields estate. New Town is the estate bordered by Military Rd, Wimpole Rd and Magdalen St. If it ain't within these boundaries then it ain't in New Town is it?
Suprgeon St is part of the New Town Ward. I have been delivering leaflets around that area recently.
[quote][p][bold]Disley Titchbender[/bold] wrote: Spurgeon St. isn't in New Town but in the Artillery Fields estate. New Town is the estate bordered by Military Rd, Wimpole Rd and Magdalen St. If it ain't within these boundaries then it ain't in New Town is it?[/p][/quote]Suprgeon St is part of the New Town Ward. I have been delivering leaflets around that area recently. AngryManNewTown

1:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

julieee says...

I thought essex were responsible for roads? That's what we've been told re potholes and bus lanes..did they have something to do with bollards as well?
I thought essex were responsible for roads? That's what we've been told re potholes and bus lanes..did they have something to do with bollards as well? julieee

2:52pm Fri 14 Feb 14

catflap1 says...

I see that hat woman managed to get her name in

and why aren't they wearing protective shoes ?
I see that hat woman managed to get her name in and why aren't they wearing protective shoes ? catflap1

6:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
She should have used the jack hammer on timothy the fat git.
I do love some of your posts Steven?

In regards to your comment he has lost a lot of weight than in his previous photos and looks somewhat rather dashing lately.
Mrs Griffiths (Leopard Skin Pants) Did change his life and one would think it has brought a bit of colour back to his face?

As for the bollards well??? Its all a load of them really is it not?

They have had speed bumps as big as Mrs Hampshires cleavage for sometime now they are doing Bollards?
I suppose it is news, but its really nice to see you so convivial Steve!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: She should have used the jack hammer on timothy the fat git.[/p][/quote]I do love some of your posts Steven? In regards to your comment he has lost a lot of weight than in his previous photos and looks somewhat rather dashing lately. Mrs Griffiths (Leopard Skin Pants) Did change his life and one would think it has brought a bit of colour back to his face? As for the bollards well??? Its all a load of them really is it not? They have had speed bumps as big as Mrs Hampshires cleavage for sometime now they are doing Bollards? I suppose it is news, but its really nice to see you so convivial Steve! A Very Private Gentleman

6:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
She should have used the jack hammer on timothy the fat git.
I do love some of your posts Steven?

In regards to your comment he has lost a lot of weight than in his previous photos and looks somewhat rather dashing lately.
Mrs Griffiths (Leopard Skin Pants) Did change his life and one would think it has brought a bit of colour back to his face?

As for the bollards well??? Its all a load of them really is it not?

They have had speed bumps as big as Mrs Hampshires cleavage for sometime now they are doing Bollards?
I suppose it is news, but its really nice to see you so convivial Steve!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: She should have used the jack hammer on timothy the fat git.[/p][/quote]I do love some of your posts Steven? In regards to your comment he has lost a lot of weight than in his previous photos and looks somewhat rather dashing lately. Mrs Griffiths (Leopard Skin Pants) Did change his life and one would think it has brought a bit of colour back to his face? As for the bollards well??? Its all a load of them really is it not? They have had speed bumps as big as Mrs Hampshires cleavage for sometime now they are doing Bollards? I suppose it is news, but its really nice to see you so convivial Steve! A Very Private Gentleman

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