Nottingham Evening Post – Metal barriers installed on Trent Bridge last year to improve safety have been extended – and are likely to be made a permanent fixture from next year.

Summary

  • Metal barriers installed on Trent Bridge last year to improve safety have been extended – and are likely to be made a permanent fixture from next year.
  • But additional barriers are now being installed to cover a wider area after work began last night (Tuesday, May 5) to introduce the safety feature along the front of the Southbank bar on Trent Bridge and on the cricket ground side of Radcliffe Road.
  • It comes after Nottinghamshire County Council was asked by the Home Office to review its security measures outside major sporting venues including Nottingham Forest’s ground and Trent Bridge cricket ground.
  • Councillor John Cottee, chairman for communities and place for Nottinghamshire County Council , told the Post: “The Home Office has asked us to review our security at major sporting events and the cricket ground is an international ground.
  • The barriers on Trent Bridge caused a mixed reaction by businesses in the area when the first set were installed last year.


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