New security bollards have been erected as part of a number of major improvements to the River Stort towpath in Bishop's Stortford.

A total of £150,000 has been invested in regenerating the area, reported the Herts and Essex Observer.

Along with the inclusion of new security bollards, the area has been resurfaced, tree roots removed and two new timber gateway signs erected.

Councillor Mike Carver, executive member for planning policy and transport at East Herts District Council, told the newspaper: "The work is great news for everyone using the towpath and has made it a lot more user-friendly, particularly to parents with buggies and cyclists."

The redevelopment was a collaborative effort between the council and British Waterways, which is seen as a novel way of pooling together resources for the benefit of the community.

Last month, security fencing was installed on the banks of the River Derwent in an effort to protect water quality and preserve the future of wildlife.

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