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How much it costs to replace the Fishergate Bollard

Posted on - 15th June, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
A Fishergate bollard has been sent tumbling Pic: Michael Bates-Tracey
A Fishergate bollard has been sent tumbling Pic: Michael Bates-Tracey

It’s become one of the most well-known pieces of concrete in Preston – on a par with the divisive Bus Station.

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Fishergate Bollard has been sent tumbling a number of times and it’s a costly event.

But not as much as you thought it would for Lancashire County Council to keep replacing the plinths.

Ian Jaeger, a Blog Preston reader, submitted a Freedom of Information request to the county council.

He asked for how much it had cost to replace the bollards.

A statement from the county council said: “The cost to the County Council to replace the Fishergate bollards as a result of them being knocked over or smashed is £349.87 per event.

“As of 16 May 2017, four separate incidents have been recorded which would give a total cost to the County Council of £1399.48.”

A spokesman for the county council, when asked about the current Fishergate layout, said: “The changes on Fishergate, including the bus lanes, are being reviewed and a report is due to be considered at the Cabinet meeting in July.”

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