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30th September 2009 NICE BOLLARDS! SHAME ABOUT THE SWANS................
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In an article dated 18th August, 'The riverside has become a car park eyesore' we showed how visitors to the river bank had been abusing the access which had recently been provided for vehicles during special events and rallies. Since that article, I received further reports of people camping on the bank overnight in camper vans.

It seems that this did not go unnoticed and the good news is that Herefordshire Council and contractors 'Amey' have recently installed lockable bollards to stop general parking on the area of beauty. The keys are currently held by Herefordshire Council for when access becomes necessary for events.

I guess that mentioning that we also think the metal swans are crass and ugly, and that they invalidate the words 'Natural' and 'Beauty' in the term 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' was just a little too much to hope for, but this is a giant leap in the right direction.


The newly installed bollards.

Cars litter the riverside walk prior to the installation.

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