Work starts on security bollards project

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Work is underway on the city council’s city centre security bollards scheme, which will see 105 bollards installed at 18 locations.

The first of these is at Iron Bar Lane (pictured above).

Across the 18 sites there will be a mix of automated, manually-retractable and static bollards.

The £789,000 project is being put in place on the advice of counter-terrorism police to stop a hostile vehicle being driven at pedestrians. There is no specific intelligence pinpointing Canterbury as being at risk. This is a precautionary measure.

The council will write to nearby residents and businesses in advance of work starting at each site. The next on the schedule will be St Peter’s Street, St Peter’s Grove and Black Griffin Lane.

See full information about the project and a map of all 18 bollard locations.