After some consultation with the council, they have finally decided to repaint the bollards around the green. Hooray! They will be using chemical paint stripper first (when the weather is dry and a bit warmer than it has been) soon to start the ball rolling!
As some of you may already be aware (if you attended the open air consultation a couple of months or so ago), the path in front of the houses on Chester Green Road (on the edge of the green) is a designated cycle path. The council are converting it to dual path, either side of the lamp posts – cyclists one side, and pedestrians the other to increase safety (this was the majority view of local residents). However, the good news is that we have convinced the council to replace the lamp posts with more victorian looking ones (and painted black) and they are making a cast of the bollards and placing some between the posts to section off the two paths. This should then make it easier to get other new bollards made (to the old design) as a cast will already be available!