Another granite structure in High Wycombe has been damaged – with the council facing mounting repair costs.

Earlier this month, the BFP reported £130,000 bollard-like structures in Oxford Road, which replaced decorative planters damaged in a car crash, were wrecked in another reported accident.

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Now, more of the structures have been marred, this time on Desborough Road, opposite House of Fraser, with eyewitnesses saying they were “driven into”.

Reader Justin Newns said: “I wonder how long it will take for this to be repaired?”

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The new designs in Oxford Road were installed in August this year – two years after at least one of the planters down the middle of the road was damaged when it was hit by a vehicle in early 2018, leaving mud and gravel strewn across the pavement.

Buckinghamshire Council's cabinet member for transport, Nick Naylor, said: “With no issues since the bollards were installed back in August, it’s disappointing, but perhaps just bad luck as well, that two have been damaged in quick succession.

“Repairs to both will begin next week so we can have the granite stones back upright again quickly. 

“Frankly, there’s plenty of room for traffic to pass and both site designs were fully safety checked before installation started, so I really hope motorists will take more care in the future.” 

The council confirmed both sets of bollards cost £130,000 in total, including the design, onsite installation and necessary roads closures. They were completed as part of the same contract.