Automatic bollards

There are automatic rising bollard systems to prevent unauthorised motor vehicle access to the pedestrian zones in Stratford-upon-Avon and in Nuneaton and Bedworth. These will ensure the town centres are more pleasant and safer places to visit for everyone.

Please do not attempt to drive into any of these pedestrian zones during the restricted hours: it is illegal and you risk damaging your vehicle. However access will be allowed for certain authorised vehicles, eg emergency services, maintenance vehicles.


Restrictions

Nuneaton

Generally, parking is prohibited 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and motor vehicles other than authorised vehicles are not permitted access between 10am and 4pm daily.

To allow for deliveries to be made and for other essential access including taxis, vehicles can enter to load and unload before 10am and after 4pm.

Holders of blue badges are also permitted to park in the zone before 10am and after 4pm, Monday to Sunday, but must ensure that vehicles do not cause an obstruction. All vehicles must leave the zone by 10am.

Bedworth

Generally, parking is prohibited 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and motor vehicles other than authorised vehicles are not permitted access at any time.

To allow for deliveries to be made, vehicles are permitted to enter and park in the designated loading bay in King Street to load and unload between 7:30am and 10am, or between 4pm and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Holders of blue badges are permitted to park in the designated disabled bay before 10am and after 4pm. Taxis are permitted to enter before 10am and after 4pm Monday to Sunday.

Stratford-upon-Avon

The rising bollards control access to Meer Street and Henley Street. Motor vehicles other than authorised vehicles are not permitted access between 11am and 6pm daily.


Access for authorised vehicles

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Drivers of authorised vehicles can be issued with a swipe card. When you wish to gain access to the zone, drive up to the panel where the red light will be showing. Use your swipe card and wait for the green light to show.

When the light changes to green, check that the bollard has lowered. It will then be safe to proceed. A special sensor will determine when your vehicle has cleared the bollard before it rises again.

The system is designed to allow only one vehicle to enter the zone at a time. Do not attempt to follow a vehicle into the zone as you risk damaging your vehicle.

Temporary access

You will be eligible for temporary access if you are carrying out maintenance, improvement, repair or reconstruction works on any premises situated within the pedestrian zone.

To apply for temporary access, you must submit an application form to the address below with your details, nature of works and details of the premises you are visiting, together with a refundable £50 deposit.

If the swipe card is not returned on the day of issue by 4pm or other agreed date/time, the deposit will be forfeited and the card will become void.

Please contact the team for a copy of ‘Temporary access request form’.

Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
Town Hall
Coton Road
Nuneaton
CV11 5AA

024 7637 6434

Stratford-upon-Avon

Premises with off-street parking provision in the pedestrian zone may apply for a proximity card which will allow access through either the Meer Street or Henley Street entrances but not both. Proximity cards may be applied for by downloading the application form in the Documents and Downloads section or calling 01926 412051.

When you wish to gain access to the restricted zone, drive up to the panel where the red light will be showing. Use your proximity card and wait for the green light to show.

When the light changes to green, check that the bollard has lowered. It will then be safe to proceed. A special sensor will determine when your vehicle has cleared the bollard before it rises again.

The system is designed to allow only one vehicle to enter the zone at a time. Do not attempt to follow a vehicle into the zone as you risk damaging your vehicle.

When exiting the pedestrian zone you must observe the one way restrictions on the street. Most vehicles will need to leave the zone via the Henley Street/Bridge Street roundabout exit. Please be aware that pedestrians have priority in the restricted zone and proceed with caution at all times.


Report a faulty bollard system

During normal office hours

01926 412810
signals@warwickshire.gov.uk

Outside of normal office hours

Please telephone your local Police Station.


If you get stuck inside the pedestrian zone contact your local Police Station, telling them your location. All relevant information will be available on the control box of the bollard system. The Police will then send an officer when one is available. You may be fined £30 for committing a traffic offence.

Nuneaton Police Station 024 7664 1111
Bedworth Police Station 024 7664 3111
Stratford-upon-Avon Police Staton 01789 444513
Other local Police Station numbers.


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