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Another driver mounts the Fishergate Bollard’s plinth

Posted on - 17th February, 2018 - 10:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
What happens when you drive over the bollard's plinth in Fishergate Pic: Kate
What happens when you drive over the bollard’s plinth in Fishergate Pic: Kate

The Fishergate bollard is absent from the city’s main shopping street – but this hasn’t stopped another driver mounting its plinth.

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A Ford Fiesta was seen badly damaged after the driver hit the raised kerb in the city’s shared space.

The bollard – which has made national headlines this week as part of its making the finalists list for the City Star Award – is currently missing in action.

During Saturday (17 February) a number of Prestonians took to social media to show the crash in the city.

Read more: Fishergate Bollard sent tumbling into the Preston night

Put in place as part of the £3.4million Fishergate shared space scheme the bollard has been regularly hit through the years.

Another view of the parts of the bumper littered on the plinth Pic: Kate Dickens
Another view of the parts of the bumper littered on the plinth Pic: Kate Dickens

A Freedom of Information request from Blog Preston last year revealed it costs Lancashire County Council around £350 each time the bollard needs replacing.

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