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Broken bollards at Kingsholm bus stop are 'danger' to passengers

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 23, 2014

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City councillor Sebastian Field (LD, Kingsholm and Wotton) at the bus stop on Kingsholm Road

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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.

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“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.

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  • RoadWombat  |  March 07 2014, 12:41AM

    Well, Sebastian, time's up for you to complete the challenge I set you. Nothing has happened so the only conclusion that can be drawn is that you are a failure. The readership will now decide for themselves whether you and the Liberal Democrats are worth voting for.

  • RoadWombat  |  February 25 2014, 12:35PM

    I tell you what - see this as a test of your effectiveness as a councillor (and that of the Liberal Democrats as a whole). You have highlighted this as a danger and from your comments you obviously feel that it needs to be sorted out quickly. You are also the person in a position to make that happen. I therefore challenge you to have resolved the problem (permanently, mind - no putting a few cones and a bit of tape round it) within two weeks from today. If you do that, people may have some faith in you and your party. If you cannot, then why on earth should anyone bother to vote for you? You will have shown yourself to be an ineffective waste of time. Now, let's see whether you and the Liberal Democrats are worth voting for or not. Remember - all you have to do is pick up the phone and tell one of your (our!) employees to get it sorted out. Let's see whether you have the gumption to do that very simple thing.

  • RoadWombat  |  February 25 2014, 11:48AM

    You're a councillor - a person elected to represent the people in your ward. The council of which you are a representative employs people to maintain the roads, street furniture etc. Therefore, all you need do is pick up the phone, call one of your employees, and tell them to sort it out rather than making a mountain out of a molehill and contacting the press! Is that really so difficult?

  • SebField  |  February 24 2014, 10:07PM

    Actually I'm not up for election this year. Lib Dem councillors work hard all year round. This is an important issue that needs highlighting. Best wishes Sebastian Field

  • Douglasknows  |  February 24 2014, 10:17AM

    I suppose when you're desperate any publicity is good publicity!

  • supernova1  |  February 24 2014, 7:33AM

    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.' Yes, and cuts are being made, so how about this; Chuck the broken off ones in a skip, and tell pedestrians and others in 'potential danger' to keep their eyes open!

  • Kay_Powell  |  February 23 2014, 11:10PM

    I smell an election coming...

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  • Apothegm_  |  February 23 2014, 6:12PM

    What a load of bollards!

  • dcfc79  |  February 23 2014, 4:15PM

    That whole patch of pavement could do with being redone, I hope that bag isnt this guys shopping in the background or just rubbish.

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