Why not fill them with concrete??

This is the latest damage to a bollard in Park Street.  The bollard appears to be made of thin stainless steel sheet.  Would it have been better – or worse – if the bollard had been filled with concrete, with a stout reinforcing bar in the middle?

It wouldn’t cost much to do this, and just maybe a solid bollard would have survived to live another day.

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10 thoughts on “Why not fill them with concrete??

  1. Council should use CCTV to track vehicle and claim off their insurance. It is a hit and run involving criminal damage and could have been a small person they hit if they couldnt see it.

  2. With a solid bollard, the car might have been damaged enough to ensure that a dangerous driver was off the road for a few days.

    • It’s mainly trucks that do the damage, Gisela. Possibly because of their satnav, they end up at the ‘wrong’ end of the pedestrianised stretch of road, so they back up it.

      • It’s amazing how many drivers think backing up a one-way street is OK and also forget that pedestrians have the right of way.

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