Resident gets bollards to protect home - three years after asking

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A Lewes resident who campaigned for three and a half years to have bollards installed outside his home to stop people parking on the pavement has finally had some success.

Despite there being double yellow lines outside his house on Sun Street, Steve White has endured numerous problems with vehicles parking on the pavement.

He said: “Not only have drain pipes and guttering been torn off my building, but I have had two occasions where scaffolding lorries parked across my front door, blocking access and preventing me from leaving.”

Desperate for something to be done to protect his house, Mr White contacted Cllr Ruth O’Keeffe MBE, who fought on his behalf to have the bollards installed.

Mr White added: “I’d like to thank Ruth O’Keeffe for her persistence, It’s been a long fight but in the end, the council only put them in when I offered to pay for them to be installed.”

An East Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “With a limited budget, it is not council practice to install bollards to prevent parking on pavements or verges, particularly in urban areas.

“However, in light of the problems the resident was experiencing, we agreed to install two bollards on the understanding he would pay for their installation and maintenance.”

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