Anti-terrorist measures designed to make the streets of Windsor safe for visitors and residents are to be installed over the next few months - with work starting on Monday, September 23.

Phase one of Windsor’s permanent Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) measures will cover Peascod Street and Sheet Street and should be completed by mid-November. Peascod Street will not be disrupted as most of the work will be carried out between 10am and 5pm when the road is already closed to traffic.

Work on Peascod Street and Sheet Street will be completed by mid-November, with work on the remaining four sites to be completed after Christmas.

Sheet Street, which will see works beginning week commencing Monday, October 7 will require two-way signals as each lane is worked on but more detailed information will be available closer to the time and will be posted on the Royal Borough website.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, council lead member for culture, communities and Windsor, said: “It’s great to see these permanent measures installed, with each location’s design being unique and designed with great consideration of each area’s conservation status in mind.

“Resident safety is a top priority for us all, and these measures are designed to do just that for both those who live in Windsor and the many people who visit daily.”

Cllr Andrew Johnson, lead member for infrastructure, transport policy and housing, said: “These measures will make Windsor a safer place without compromising its character.

“There may be some slight disruption during their installation, but we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum."

The Royal Borough has been working with Thames Valley Police and specialist security consultants to develop the new, permanent designs, and detailed assessment work has been undertaken at each location to determine the best position and type of HVM measures.

After the installation in Peascod Street and Sheet Street, HVM measures will begin in: Victoria Street west of Sheet Street near to the pedestrian crossing; Park Street at the junction with Sheet Street; Castle Hotel at the High Street entrance to the parking yard and Thames Street by the junction with River Street.