Waterfront barrier to be installed


Published 08 June 2015


Following concerns raised by local residents at Barry Waterfront, the Council has committed to installing a traffic barrier on Y Rhodfa to address incidents of anti-social behaviour.


The barrier will be in place for a trial period of 12 months, when it will be closed overnight from 7pm to 7am to prevent vehicular access. This will then be reassessed after the trial period.


Cllr Chris Elmore, ward member for Castleland, said: “Despite significant efforts, it has proved difficult to find suitable volunteers to open and close the barrier which has regrettably delayed its implementation. However, the Council has successfully found a workable alternative by using its own roaming security officers to open and close the barriers.


“We know this is an important issue to residents and hope that this way forward will tackle the problem and have a positive outcome for the local community.”


The Council will be proceeding immediately with the legal Gating Order, and the installation of the barrier will take around 8 to 10 weeks, including a month’s consultation period. The barrier system will comprise a 3m wide lockable gate with 3m wide dragons teeth to allow suitable exit after the barrier is locked.


Based on the above timescale and subject to no objections, it is likely that installation of the barrier could commence early to mid-August.