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New traffic calming bollard near Stone hit by vehicles twice

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

New traffic calming bollard near Stone hit by vehicles twice

Sandon Road in Hilderstone

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A VILLAGE near Stone's new traffic calming chicanes are to be re-examined by an engineer after one was hit twice by vehicles in just two months.

The chicanes were installed in Hilderstone shortly before Christmas, as part of the ongoing battle to stop vehicles speeding through the village.

Before the bollards were given the go-ahead there was a public consultation, county councillor Ian Parry said, and more than 85 per cent of people who took part were in support of the chicane plans.

But at Wednesday's Hilderstone Parish Council meeting councillors heard that one of the bollards had been knocked down earlier this month, and had previously been hit just five days after its installation.

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Council chairman Roy Clark said the bollard had been put back in place within two days of the latest crash.

Councillor Hazel Woodward said: “I don't think it is in the right place. When you are coming down you now have to bear right. You put your indicators on, people think you are going to turn and come straight across."

Concerns were also raised about the bollards' visibility at night because of the village's lack of street lighting.

Stone Rural county councillor Ian Parry said: "I will get an engineer to have a look at it, to see what the problems are. I will get them to come over in the evening."

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  • lelen  |  March 01 2014, 11:58AM

    I live in Hilderstone near to the main road. The chicanes have not reduced the speed or amount of traffic, they are a total waste of money. If anything they have caused not prevented accidents. If your car, motorbike or lorry is taxed, insured and has an MOT why should you not be able to drive it on any road you like? It is a B road. Most of the people in Hilderstone have at least one car, how do they get out of the village without driving through it? How many cars that go through the village are driven by locals and also go over 30? I know some are because I have seen them.

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