Anti terrorist bollards installation begins in Canterbury to stop hostile vehicles driven at pedestrians

Contributed by editor on Aug 05, 2019 - 10:50 AM


The first of the bollards at Iron Bar Lane  Photo: Canterbury City Council


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

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. The council say 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.


Canterbury bollards location map - Canterbury City Council


The next on the schedule will be St Peter’s Street, St Peter’s Grove and Black Griffin Lane.

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