An incident where damage was caused to a public pavement in Saundersfoot by a delivery driver, has been slammed by a local county councillor, after the culprit failed to report the matter and drove off.

The incident which occurred just before the Easter holidays in the centre of the seaside town on March 25, was captured on CCTV, with footage obtained by county councillor for the south ward Cllr Chris Williamsclearly showing a lorry taking out two bollards.

The main incident followed another where a bollard was knocked down at the rear of the Hean public house, with Cllr Williams giving thanks to the team at Pembrokeshire County Council who came out early to repair the paving slabs and install a replacement bollard.

However, the most concerning incident was when damage was caused to a public pavement, after a delivery truck drove up Cambrian Terrace, then up High Street before reversing and smashing two bollards opposite the Hean, alongside the village’s Sensory Garden.

Such was the force of the collision that the Local Authority had to replace all the paving slabs around the bollards.

“I obtained CCTV footage of this incident and I would like to thank the local businesses that supported my efforts in tracking down the individual,” said Cllr Williams.

“It is disappointing that the driver didn’t report or leave any details of this incident. It shouldn’t be down to PCC to cover these costs as there was a lot of work to do to replace numerous slabs and straighten the bollards.

“I spoke directly with the firm responsible and they were extremely disappointed that their driver didn’t report this incident. This is ongoing and I’m hoping this will have a happy ending!

“I must thank the team at PCC who came out first thing in the morning to make this path safe.

“Such was the force of the collision that the team had to replace all the slabs around the bollards.

“These works were completed within the day and it just shows how important it is to have dedicated staff at PCC,” he added.