Pedestrians are (or should be) celebrating as the long promised bollards have appeared in Millbrook's West Street.
These hard , black protuberances (ooh, matron) are the long promised result of some vigorous campaigning by parish councillors and local business people alike.
I've often moaned like hell about the selfishness of car drivers who think it's ok to pull up onto the pavement "just for a couple of minutes" as they nip into a shop. I'm sure you don't need reminding that the pavement is my area of safety; the area of safety for people in wheelchairs, the area of safety for people with pushchairs and small infants.
Parking on pavements means that we have to walk in the road; if a driver really thinks that it's ok to stop wherever they want to, then I wish they'd have the courage of their convictions and block the road - NOT the pavement.
Well, happily, the self-centred thoughtless twats who daily pull up onto the kerb outside Millbrook News in West Street, often narrowly missing pedestrians who are already on the pavement and risking mowing down a customer emerging from Simon's newsagents, can no longer do so.
I, for one, say huzzah!