Village bollards set to be given the go-ahead

PLANS to install bollards near Blackrod Conservative Club look poised to be given the green light despite objections from the club.

Playdays Daycare Nursery in Church Street, Blackrod, wants to install bollards and create a pedestrian footway extending from Church Street to the nursery.

The bollards would be placed alongside the gable elevation of Blackrod Conservative Club in Church Street as part of the nursery’s plans to “enhance pedestrian safety”.

The club and some nearby residents have objected to the proposals due to concerns over vehicle access for beer deliveries and parking — with the club claiming it will lose five car parking spaces.

But the scheme still looks set to be approved by Bolton Council planning chiefs when they meet next Thursday.

A report to the planning committee said: “The benefits of enhancing pedestrian access and safety outweighs the loss of car parking and will not unduly restrict deliveries to the club. Access to residents’ car parking will not be compromised by the proposal, nor will the width of highway available to all users.”

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1:10am Fri 4 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

What a load of bollards.
What a load of bollards. boltonnut
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8:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

Sparkiedog1 says...

I was one of the many who went to Blackrod Parish school before it was demolished.
there we never got bollards then!! we were just told by our parents open your eyes and watch for cars or got a slap for doing something stupid
that hurt at the time but we grew up with a respect for things we were told to do

is it not time we stopped papering to lazy people and just make them responsible for their own safety and their childrens
these are nursery children not teenagers they are under the personal guidance of their grown up responsible parents at the time of arriving and departing, or so they lead us to believe!!
parents should be actively teaching their children from being born to watch for cars and have road sense, not hiding them from it with bollards
and encouraging them to run wild on the side road with no respect for any road users.
this small side road only has slow moving vehicles because of its shape and size, so no great speed can be acheived if anything not much more than a crawl at best of times.
Can we not expect that parents and pedestrians should be made responsible for their own actions of when walking in these and all areas that have vehicles moving around at any speed
Its time everybody had to carry personal accident insurance cars,cyclists and pededstrians alike
It would make them take more care of their no claims bonus just like motor vehicle drivers do which would make the roads and streets would be safer place. and the poor car driver stops getting hounded
If its people who are dropping off and picking up children causing the chaos stop them but only them from taking their car into the area don't stop other innocent people from using the area
I was one of the many who went to Blackrod Parish school before it was demolished. there we never got bollards then!! we were just told by our parents open your eyes and watch for cars or got a slap for doing something stupid that hurt at the time but we grew up with a respect for things we were told to do is it not time we stopped papering to lazy people and just make them responsible for their own safety and their childrens these are nursery children not teenagers they are under the personal guidance of their grown up responsible parents at the time of arriving and departing, or so they lead us to believe!! parents should be actively teaching their children from being born to watch for cars and have road sense, not hiding them from it with bollards and encouraging them to run wild on the side road with no respect for any road users. this small side road only has slow moving vehicles because of its shape and size, so no great speed can be acheived if anything not much more than a crawl at best of times. Can we not expect that parents and pedestrians should be made responsible for their own actions of when walking in these and all areas that have vehicles moving around at any speed Its time everybody had to carry personal accident insurance cars,cyclists and pededstrians alike It would make them take more care of their no claims bonus just like motor vehicle drivers do which would make the roads and streets would be safer place. and the poor car driver stops getting hounded If its people who are dropping off and picking up children causing the chaos stop them but only them from taking their car into the area don't stop other innocent people from using the area Sparkiedog1
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8:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

Sparkiedog1 says...

I was one of the many who went to Blackrod Parish school before it was demolished.
there we never got bollards then!! we were just told by our parents open your eyes and watch for cars or got a slap for doing something stupid
that hurt at the time but we grew up with a respect for things we were told to do

is it not time we stopped papering to lazy people and just make them responsible for their own safety and their childrens
these are nursery children not teenagers they are under the personal guidance of their grown up responsible parents at the time of arriving and departing, or so they lead us to believe!!
parents should be actively teaching their children from being born to watch for cars and have road sense, not hiding them from it with bollards
and encouraging them to run wild on the side road with no respect for any road users.
this small side road only has slow moving vehicles because of its shape and size, so no great speed can be acheived if anything not much more than a crawl at best of times.
Can we not expect that parents and pedestrians should be made responsible for their own actions of when walking in these and all areas that have vehicles moving around at any speed
Its time everybody had to carry personal accident insurance cars,cyclists and pededstrians alike
It would make them take more care of their no claims bonus just like motor vehicle drivers do which would make the roads and streets would be safer place. and the poor car driver stops getting hounded
If its people who are dropping off and picking up children causing the chaos stop them but only them from taking their car into the area don't stop other innocent people from using the area
I was one of the many who went to Blackrod Parish school before it was demolished. there we never got bollards then!! we were just told by our parents open your eyes and watch for cars or got a slap for doing something stupid that hurt at the time but we grew up with a respect for things we were told to do is it not time we stopped papering to lazy people and just make them responsible for their own safety and their childrens these are nursery children not teenagers they are under the personal guidance of their grown up responsible parents at the time of arriving and departing, or so they lead us to believe!! parents should be actively teaching their children from being born to watch for cars and have road sense, not hiding them from it with bollards and encouraging them to run wild on the side road with no respect for any road users. this small side road only has slow moving vehicles because of its shape and size, so no great speed can be acheived if anything not much more than a crawl at best of times. Can we not expect that parents and pedestrians should be made responsible for their own actions of when walking in these and all areas that have vehicles moving around at any speed Its time everybody had to carry personal accident insurance cars,cyclists and pededstrians alike It would make them take more care of their no claims bonus just like motor vehicle drivers do which would make the roads and streets would be safer place. and the poor car driver stops getting hounded If its people who are dropping off and picking up children causing the chaos stop them but only them from taking their car into the area don't stop other innocent people from using the area Sparkiedog1
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