New bollards causing trouble for Malmsbury traffic
Bollards have been put up in a narrow road in Malmesbury, causing chaos for passing cars.
Residents expressed their concerns after six black iron bollards, joined together with chains, were put up by a landlord on Friday to stop people using private land as a passing point.
Resident Lesley Wood said: “Everyone in Burnivale was quite shocked. It’s a real safety issue as the shape of the Burnivale Road means you can get stuck opposite a car coming the other way – you just can’t see each other ahead. You then have to reverse on a narrow street for quite a way for anyone to move.
“The first day the bollards went up, we turned into the road to find a lorry reversing back – as another car had come the other way and they also couldn’t reverse back – and this lorry didn’t see us behind him as viewing is so restricted, nor did he hear us beeping.
“We had to reverse pretty sharpish ourselves. I also dread to think how emergency vehicle access to the end of Burnivale and The Maltings will work.”
Robert Peel, photographer and founder of The Marketing Edge, said said: “Maybe the council should offer to buy some of the private garage forecourt area and provide a passing space and waiting area for delivery vehicles.”
A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “If residents are concerned that they have no turning point or loading or unloading area, then they should put their concerns through to the local area board.”
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