Beyond bollards

Bollards of London is a blog dedicated to beautiful bollards across the capital. Brockley obviously has more than its fair share of bollard-botherers because we've been sent this link by not one but two BC readers.

It's a shot of Geoffrey Road bollards that has horrified even a bollard-hardened veteran like the site's author, who says:

May I say what a complete and utter mess of an area / piece of road, however within the chaos/cluster of bollards/street furniture there is a very odd aged even scratched beauty.

One set of bollards doesn't matter, but this mess of metal is symptomatic of Lewisham Council's broader indifference to the look of its streets.

12 comments:

dogger said...

Lovely bell ends.

Anonymous said...

Utter bollards.

Anonymous said...

Before they put that lot in lorries used to mount the pavement and one old chap who lived near the barrier was knocked down - on the pavement - breaking both his legs. They may not look that great but they have prevented quite a few scary moments and accidents.

Anonymous said...

'but this mess of metal is symptomatic of Lewisham Council's broader indifference to the look of its streets.' - bit harsh, most don't look that bad.

Anonymous said...

Parts of Lewisham look like Dagestan.

just a pedestrian said...

Seven bollards and a lamp post? Definitely a lack of planning, that sounds like highways. A cheap way to deal with the problem.

And another thing on Loampit Vale watch out for all the huge traffic signs obstructing footpath. I narrowly missed one last night (they overhang pavement at head height). I know a bit radical hoping to walk on the footpath without obstruction...I agree Council are indifferent to the look of their streets, otherwise we wouldn't have wheelie bins lined up along the footpath or multiple bollard fiascos, blah blah.

Anonymous said...

'Bollard botherers' ---ha ha ha!!!
Love it!

J.G. Bollard said...

Theres a beauty at the Overcliff Road end of Whitepost lane if the bollardeers can be bollard to go and find it.

Brockley Nick said...

@JG - best name ever! Congratulations.

Heinrich Boll ard said...

Ja. That is a real beauty!

Mikus said...

This deserves a song about bollards to celebrate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM4C8SL13tI

Footbollard said...

It grows on you after a bit.

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