There is a new Bollard Scheme in Gloucester

This is the letter that we received from Gloucester City Council regarding the new Bollard Scheme :

As I am sure that you are aware, Gloucester City Centre and Gloucestershire County Council have promoted a scheme to install automatic “rising” bollards on the entrance to the pedestrianised  areas of Gloucester City Council – namely Northgate, Southgate, Eastgate and Westgate Streets – to enforce the existing Prohibition of Driving between 10am and 5pm, which is in place to make the area safe for pedestrians.  These bollards will rise and lower at those times automatically.

The bollards are now fully commissioned and the go live date for their use is planned for Monday 2nd March 2015 at 10am.

The installation of the bollards will mean access to the City Centre will be restricted to all vehicles other than the Emergency Services.  Bullion Vehicles, who cannot deliver before 10am or after 5pm can request access to the City Centre via the contact details shown on the control panels.  Any request for Emergency access will be considered on an individual basis e.g. damaged window replacement or building repairs.

Current permits to shops within the City Centre will not be valid and any access requested for non-emergencies during 10am and 5pm will be refused.  Please ensure that all deliveries and collections are made before 10am and after 5pm.

It should be noted that entry into the City Centre will only be allowed via Westgate Street, Southgate Street and Eastgate Street, with Northgate Street being the exit only route for all traffic.