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New rising bollard set to control access to Cathedral Yard in Exeter

Published: 7 December 2022

Vehicle access to Cathedral Yard will be controlled

A new rising bollard is set to be installed in Exeter city centre giving only certain vehicles access to Exeter's Cathedral Yard.

The previous bollard was damaged by a vehicle. The new bollard will be installed early in the New Year, along with a CCTV camera and intercom system, with access into Cathedral Yard being controlled by Exeter City Council’s CCTV Control Centre, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

Vehicles wanting to access the Yard will have to press a button and talk to the Control Centre to see if they can enter the road. The only vehicles that will be allowed permanent access will be emergency vehicles and disabled badge holders wanting to park in one of the bays by Nat West Bank.

The bollard will allow the Council to control access to the area, keeping vehicles movements to a minimum. Rising bollards are identified in government legislation as a method of maintaining safety at public gatherings.

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