Construction truck demolishes concrete bollard

Updated: 04/09/20, 8:01 am

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A construction truck has been blamed after a heavy concrete bollard was extensively damaged at the corner of Brathwic Place in Brodick. The road is the only way in and out of the site where Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd are building 34 new council houses for North Ayrshire Council, and residents are having to put up with constant construction traffic, as reported in the Banner last month. The latest incident happened last Friday when a truck coming from the site took the corner too tight and demolished the bollard.

One resident said it had been hit so hard it had been practically ripped out of the ground. An investigation is under way. Residents in Brathwic Place and Brathwick Terrace also say that there was supposed to be an agreement that deliveries to the site would take place be during school hours, as there are a lot of children live in the area.

Yet trucks, particularly on the agreed Tuesday and Thursday delivery days, go up to the site after they come off the ferry at 8am and after school finishing time. A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: ‘Although any development such as this will bring some level of disruption, processes are in place to keep this to a minimum. We will raise the matter with the developers Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd to ensure the agreed processes are being followed.’

The concrete bollard which was demolished.

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