New bollards being installed in Chester to make city more secure

Work has begun to make Chester city centre an even safer place to be in the future.

The Council is working in partnership with Cheshire Police and the other emergency services to install modern, computerised bollards at various, strategically-placed, locations in the city centre over the next six months.

These powerful bollards are robust enough to halt vehicles in their tracks, preventing cars and vans from being used as weapons to attack crowds. They will help make the city of Chester as secure as possible.

There is no specific threat against Chester.  But the Council is heeding the advice of police and joining other authorities across the country in improving the protection of busy urban areas.

See more on the Council’s website