BRADFORD Council will replace a number of broken bollards in the city centre at a cost of around £210,000.

Members of the Council's Executive will meet today, and among items they will be asked to approve is funding to replace 15 "non-operational" automatic bollards on streets.

A number of pedestrianised areas of the city, including Ivegate and Rawson Square, have automatic bollards that keep out the bulk of traffic, but allow vehicles for deliveries.

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A report to the executive making the case for the funding says: "The objectives are to create a fully operational automated bollard system which will create a safe environment for pedestrians within Bradford City Centre and only allow vehicular access between allocated times for deliveries to businesses.

"This will be funded by corporate borrowing from the General Contingency Budget."

The Executive meets online at 10:30am.