A shopkeeper in Eastwood, Essex, is celebrating after the town council removed a set of nuisance security bollards.

Paul Mills was furious when Southend authority installed the barriers which blocked off six parking spaces in front of the town's post office.

The council put up the bollards in an attempt to make the area safer for pedestrians but it was heavily criticised by workers using these facilities.

Mr Mills, who owns a sub-post office on the row of shops, claims he was not consulted when the work was being carried out and has continually complained to the council until they were removed.

He told Echo News: "I have complained ever since they were put in because cars parking on the forecourt haven't caused any accidents in the five years I have been here."

With there only being one post office on Raleigh Road, the main street running through Eastwood, blocking off the parking spaces had become very inconvenient for residents.

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