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Marlowe Theatre to get new security measure

Bollards are to be installed at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre as a security measure.

Work on the £140,000 city council-funded project will is scheduled to begin this week.

It is linked to the wider project to install bollards at entrance points to the pedestrianised part of the city, but which has yet to get underway.

Suzi Wakeham, Canterbury City Council’s director of community services, said: “When details emerged of our £660,000 scheme designed to stop a hostile vehicle entering the pedestrianised centre of the city, we promised to contact businesses and residents who live there.

“We will be in touch with them very soon to talk through the practical considerations around the scheme’s operation in order to strike the right balance between security and the needs of businesses and residents.

“The works being undertaken at The Marlowe, as well as for the wider scheme, are both being supervised by our highly-skilled engineers, ensuring that they complement each other as we do all we can to boost city centre security on the advice of experts in counter-terrorism policing.”

A total of 19 security bollards will be installed around the front of the theatre.

The work should take around three weeks.

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