Council policy on replacing barriers

Joe Kilker made this Freedom of Information request to Gloucestershire County Council

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Dear Gloucestershire County Council,

Please provide any documentation relating to the county council's policy on replacing barriers, especially in light of 'limited resources', as referred to below by Steven Hill.

'Thank you for your email regarding the pedestrian barrier which was previously located outside British Halal meats, Ryecroft St., Gloucester and the time scales to replace the barrier.

'Gloucestershire County Council’s policy states that replacement barriers or bollards are now only permitted where there is a known safety issue which is supported by data and evidence, this is due to the ongoing maintenance liability placed upon the Council with limited resources. Double yellow lines are provided to manage on-street parking, and may also deter pavement parking. If you have any concerns with illegal parking on double yellow lines or the obstruction of the highway, I would advise you contact either GCC Parking services to enforce the yellow lines, or the Police where an obstruction is being caused as they have the sole legal power to carry out enforcement.'

Yours faithfully,

Joe Kilker

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 15361463

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Dear ‎Joe Kilker‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 15361463 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 7 November 2019.
 
Request summary:
Please provide any documentation relating to the county council's policy
on replacing barriers, especially in light of 'limited resources', as
referred to below by Steven Hill.
'Thank you for your email regarding the pedestrian barrier which was
previously located outside British Halal meats, Ryecroft St., Gloucester
and the time scales to replace the barrier.
'Gloucestershire County Council's policy states that replacement barriers
or bollards are now only permitted where there is a known safety issue
which is supported by data and evidence, this is due to the ongoing
maintenance liability placed upon the Council with limited resources.
Double yellow lines are provided to manage on-street parking, and may also
deter pavement parking. If you have any concerns with illegal parking on
double yellow lines or the obstruction of the highway, I would advise you
contact either GCC Parking services to enforce the yellow lines, or the
Police where an obstruction is being caused as they have the sole legal
power to carry out enforcement.'
 
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Information request
Our reference: 15361463

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Dear Joe Kilker
 
I am pleased to provide a response to your request for information,
received on 7th November 2019 :

Please provide any documentation relating to the county council's policy
on replacing barriers, especially in light of 'limited resources', as
referred to below by Steven Hill.
'Thank you for your email regarding the pedestrian barrier which was
previously located outside British Halal meats, Ryecroft St., Gloucester
and the time scales to replace the barrier.
'Gloucestershire County Council's policy states that replacement barriers
or bollards are now only permitted where there is a known safety issue
which is supported by data and evidence, this is due to the ongoing
maintenance liability placed upon the Council with limited resources.
Double yellow lines are provided to manage on-street parking, and may also
deter pavement parking. If you have any concerns with illegal parking on
double yellow lines or the obstruction of the highway, I would advise you
contact either GCC Parking services to enforce the yellow lines, or the
Police where an obstruction is being caused as they have the sole legal
power to carry out enforcement.'

Please find this information attached.

Gloucestershire County Council has not withheld any information in
relation to this request under the exemptions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FoIA).

I will now close your request as of this date.

Yours faithfully
Jenni Durrant
Information Requests Support Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

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