Bollards and barriers in the city centre
We are responsible for maintaining barriers and bollards on the highway. There are several types of bollards and barriers within the city:
- illuminated (lit); and
Fixed bollards are used as security and access control and can be found in pedestrian streets.
Removable bollards are used to prevent access to sites where only temporary use is allowed e.g. by stallholders for on-street market pitches, or for maintenance.
Illuminated (lit) bollards can be seen on islands at traffic lights and road junctions.
Automatic bollards are used in the city centre to manage access to certain areas. The automatic bollards are only in use at certain times of the day, allowing shop and business deliveries to be made. When the automatic bollards are in use, access is only given to authorised vehicles that have been fitted with a special pass called a 'transponder'.
Passes are issued to people who need access during the restricted times.
What you can do
To report a problem or damage to a bollard or barrier you will need:
- the location of the bollard/barrier; and
- if a illuminated bollard the reference number which starts with 'B' and found on the side of the bollard;
What we can do
If the problem presents a risk we will send someone out to make it safe within 2 hours, and the repair completed in due course. If the problem is not dangerous, the repairs will be entered into a programme of works to be completed.
What we don't do
We are not responsible for bollards or barriers on private land, please contact the land owner.
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