IT’S about time Staffordshire County Council was taken to task over the vast amount of damage Burton’s infamous bollards are responsible for.
In my opinion, they are on the verge of entrapment due to the blatantly obvious ineffectiveness of the signage.
Perhaps the Mail could tell us who carried out the ‘independent’ safety review of the signage and what brief they were given to do it, because their recommendations very obviously haven't been effective, and the council should by now have acknowledged it.
I don't believe a review could have been carried out without prior awareness of the system, which completely defeats the object.
Statistics should prove that the majority of the ‘offenders’ were probably strangers to the town without any awareness that the bollards existed, and didn't expect buses to be entering our quaint pedestrian zone.
Any fool can be shown the signs and be asked for their comment, but what does this achieve? The problem is noticing the signs when you don't know they're there, and an 8ft wide bus is blocking your field of view.
Once again, I strongly object to having to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of this offensively damaging system, not to mention its impact on all our insurance premiums.
Rollestonian, Name and address supplied