Labour Councillors have asked the Council to take urgent action on this issue:
“On Thursday I spent my evening looking after a lady who is a Vincent Square resident who tripped over one of the concrete bollards on the corner of Chapter Street and Regency Street, just by Hide Tower. Her knees and hips were seriously injured and she was very distressed. Whilst I was with her, waiting for an ambulance, two other people tripped over in a very similar spot, this time on a broken bit of pavement, with less serious consequences. One of those two people, also local, was very keen that we complain to the council about it.
It struck me that this corner is not well lit – the distance between the two nearest streetlights to it seems greater than the distance between other streetlights on the street. And also the bollards could be painted white, and the pavement fixed, to prevent such incidents in the future.”
The Council say:
“An inspector has attended site and unfortunately, this is not part of our highways maintained network. The concrete bollards in question are on housing land and are not part of our inspection regime. I have passed this on to Housing to look at and action as appropriate.”