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The tale of the Pilgrims Hatch Bollards

April 24, 2013 1:49 PM

Again, action by Liberal Democrat councillors has shamed Tory-controlled Essex County Council in to repairing something in Brentwood.

In January, Cllr Vicky Davies reported this bollard in Clarence Road:

Clarence Road Bollard in january 2013

Clarence Road Bollard in january 2013

Despite repeated requests, in March 2013 it had still not been repaired:

Clarence Road Bollard in march 2013

Clarence Road Bollard in march 2013

On 8th April, Essex County Council said:

"Following a recent inspection and robust risk assessment, the bollard you refer to has been assessed as not requiring immediate remedial work and will be monitored routinely for any deterioration."

Liberal Democrat County Councillors immediately took this up and demanded the decision was reversed and, finally, last week it was repaired:

Clarence Road bollard repaired

Finally repaired after six months

Cllr Davies said:

"I cannot believe that the inspector thought this did not need repair - it was dangerous and unsightly. What are we all paying our council tax for when the Tories continue to get their priorities so wrong?"