Two sets of wooden bollards have been installed in response to concerns over damage to grass verges by vehicles.
A set of four of the bollards are located on Marsh Lane at its junction with Lydgate Lane, and a further four are adjacent to 42/46 Tapton Hill Road. They are funded by the South West Community Assembly.
The bollards prevent vehicles from mounting the grass verge areas between the pavement and the road. Their arrival follows requests from local residents worried about erosion.
On 21 December, residents of Den Bank Drive returned from work to discover that a tree had been removed without warning from a grass verge on the street.
A card was left to say that the tree was dead, although according to residents it had full blossom last Spring.
Further enquiries to Street Force reveal that the tree had been inspected earlier on in the year and was diagnosed as infected. There is no budget available to pay for a replacement tree in the current financial year.
Den Bank Drive resident Mark Shipman commented: “I am upset that the tree was removed without any communication until afterwards.”