Worksop: £2,200 guard rail to be installed near Corner House pub after reports of ‘near-misses’

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Plans to install a £2,200 guardrail on a busy Worksop road where passengers are at risk of being hit by vehicles have been approved by Nottinghamshire Council.

The council’s community safety committee approved plans to install the pedestrian guardrail in Bridge Place at its meeting last week on Tuesday, January 5.

The guardrail will be placed adjacent to the Corner House pub from the junction with Church Walk to the pedestrian crossing near Watson Road.

There have been several near misses where people drinking late in the evening are going onto the road and have almost been hit by passing vehicles.

Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, Community Safety Committee chairman for Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Community safety remains one of the key concerns of Nottinghamshire residents and these projects are just a couple of examples of the work we do with local communities and our partners to address issues around anti-social behaviour and road safety across the county.”

The committee also approved plans to erect a motorcycle barrier in St Johns Street in Retford where near-misses with pedestrians have also been reported.

The work will be carried out by the county council’s traffic management team in the coming weeks.