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Anti-terrorism measures to be in place next month

Ian Hughes 14th Oct, 2018

ANTI-TERRORISM measures are expected to be in place outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre by the start of next month.

Bollards will be placed on the paving on Waterside following a number of terrorist attacks across Europe in which cars and lorries have been used to kill and maim.

The six month trial placement of the bollards, between the Sheep Street and Chapel Lane turn off, aim to prevent vehicles being able to mount the pavement outside the world-famous theatre.

It is understood the bollards will be in place from November 1, but this has still to be confirmed.

The move will also see Sheep Street made one way from Waterside, and a chicane will be installed at the bottom of Chapel Lane to reduce the speed of vehicles.

As part of the plans the Sunday market moved from Waterside to Bridge Street at the weekend (October 7). The move has proved controversial, with some businesses concerned over the potential impact on trade.

Stratforward will be seeking feedback from both businesses and shoppers.

But people were quick to share their thoughts on social media.

One said shops were “totally obscured by market stalls”, while another said market traders with no long term investment in the town simply made life more difficult for established businesses.

Others argued Bridge Street was a better location than Waterside.

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