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Height barrier to keep gates open at park

Posted on May 29 2018 at 1:13:24

The gates to The Meadows playing fields in Alvechurch, locked for much of the summer last year to keep travellers out, are to be fitted with a height restriction system.

Alvechurch Parish Council set aside £4,000 in its budget to pay for a solution and at last month’s meeting voted by 11-3 in favour of restricting access height at the gate – using a bespoke barrier to match the gates.

After it was pointed out refuse trucks might need access to turn round, parish clerk Tammy Williams pointed out: “Last year the gates were locked for quite a few months and they didn’t have any access during that time.”

She is to approach Environmental Services for advice before the council makes a final decision.

Objecting to the plan, Coun Martin Ball said, “It is ugly and unnecessary”, warning: “You have the risk of death by being reversed over by a bin lorry.”

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