BROKEN bollards at a Kingsholm bus stop are a danger to waiting passengers, a city councillor has said.
Sebastian Field (LD, Kingsholm and Wotton) has called for improvements to be made to the area around the Kingsholm Road bus stop.
He has written to Gloucestershire Highways and Gloucester City Council to ask for the area to be cleaned up and for safety issues to be fixed.
He said: “I’ve reported the broken bollards and other damage to the council for action. There is a safety issue here as one of the bollards has been broken off completely and is lying in the street. Others are broken in half and have rusty metal sticking out of them – obviously a danger to pedestrians.
“The whole area by the bus stop needs a good tidy up. There is broken brickwork around the flower beds, and I’ve reported graffiti and damage to the litter bin before now. The area looks untidy at the moment.
“We need to come up with a better use for the area, or at least get it tidied up before the Rugby World Cup when our city, and particularly Kingsholm Road, will be on show to the world.”
A Gloucester City Council officer said that a special ‘task force’ had been set up to look at improvements to Kingsholm Road.