Save our bollards!

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Save our bollards!

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Val Bythell started this petition to local council members

The bollards standing at the junction of Manor House back lane and Jesmond Gardens in Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 have been standing on the boundary of the Jesmond Dene conservation area for over 80 years. They create a low traffic zone enabling safe and pleasant pedestrian and cycle transit through the leafy green streets to the East to the park, schools and hospitals beyond. They are now threatened by a local property developer who has stated (in a letter to residents of Jesmond Gardens) his intention to replace the historic cast iron bollards with new retractable bollards  to permit vehicular access across this junction.  He has given a date of April 2021 for these works. No public consultation has taken place. 
We - the residents of streets within the conservation area directly beyond the bollards - are strongly opposed to any change of use or change of street layout or architecture in the vicinity . We also object to the failure to publicly consult and to follow due process in this regard. Please join with us to preserve the character and safety of this great area, so that local residents may continue to live in and pass through this area without the threat of destruction, commercial interest and interference from a corporate landowner.

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