Your views on anti-terror barriers: 'I was in Blackpool and felt very safe'

Readers have been sharing their views on the anti-terror barriers being used in Blackpool for the first time this weekend
Readers have been sharing their views on the anti-terror barriers being used in Blackpool for the first time this weekend
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The installation of anti-terror barriers on and around Blackpool's Promenade has sparked plenty of debate among readers.

The devices were in place around the Tower Festival Headland for Friday's Switch-On and were kept up for the arrival of Britney Spears the following day.

There is no specific threat to Blackpool but the measures are part of the resort's efforts to be prepared in the event of a terror attack.

Their shape allows pedestrians through easily while blocking most vehicles from getting close to the arena.

Here's what some readers had to say about them:

A sensible precaution

Lisa Christiani-Jones

Probably costs as much for this for a couple of days as it would to man CCTV cameras for a year which would benefit everyone in town.

Rob Orr

I was there last night with my children, felt very safe. Well done Blackpool.

Jen Murray

Better safe than sorry, nice to see this and the presence of armed officers at the air show.

Stella Shields

I’ve said for ages these should be a permanent thing!! I’m glad they are there.

Laura Ellen O'Connor

Why? We don't live in a major city - we live in a seaside town. Terrorists hit the cities, not little towns.

Ric Neil

Better to be safe than sorry.

Dorothy Laycock

We shouldn't need these in the first place!

Donna Bretherton

Another fantastic contribution that terrorism has made in our country

@steveleehack