Bollards preventing vehicles from entering a busy High Street that have “reached the end of their life” are set to be replaced with ones that are more modern and cheaper to run.

The rising bollards on High Wycombe’s High Street - near Corporation Street - are in the process of being replaced by Transport for Bucks.

It comes amid renewed calls from councillors to stop drivers from abusing the vehicle restrictions on the High Street.

The road is supposed to be a pedestrian-only zone at all times of the day, except for vehicles with permits - but drivers are regularly spotted ignoring the restrictions.

Talking about the work, Mark Averill, head of highways at Bucks County Council, said: “The old bollards have reached the end of their life and we are taking the opportunity to replace the entire system with modern equipment that is both easier to service and cheaper to run.

"As far as the public are concerned there will be little change on the surface as the look and feel of the installation isn’t changing.

"The new bollards will be remain compatible with Wycombe District Council’s systems to allow them to continue to operate them as they do.

"We aim to have the works complete by April.”