A councillor in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire has defended her decision to install security bollards in a car park on West Street.

The Western Telegraph reported that fellow members of the town's authority have reacted angrily to the decision with some describing the move as "absolutely ludicrous". The bollards were originally installed to provide a traffic calming measure in the town's major car park.

However, it has meant that access between Penbanc and Clive Road for the three-month trial period has been blocked. Councillor Sian James has defended her involvement in the planning of the barriers.

She told the source: "There is huge concern about children crossing in a car park where there are cars using it as a short cut. My priority is for the safety of the children. I'd rather support the decision to put it there and look for some sort of compromise afterwards."

Elsewhere, in Colchester the Daily Gazette reported that there was an increased call for bollards after another HGV vehicle became stuck in the narrow street in the town's Dutch quarter.

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