Works block off my cafe

Works block off my cafe

Works block off my cafe

First published in News

A CAFE owner claims repair work to the pavement outside his business has cost him thousands of pounds in lost trade.

Lee Parkes, 46, who runs the Tea Rose Cafe, in Sir Isaac’s Walk, Colchester, has spent the past two weeks watching customers walk past his door because of county council workmen carrying out repairs.

He says trade is disrupted between 11am and 4pm – his busiest hours.

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7:39am Fri 7 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

I feel really sorry and grieved for this trader, the tea shop has been a little unlucky since the heady days of Tilly's

Yet in times of trouble he has to put up with this?

I suppose "Team Teflon" and the "Slipperies" will not help out either?

They will say they cannot do this or they cannot do that? They will state that the Agencies are entitled to do their works in accordance with the law or the rules.

Does know-one realise that the so called "Law" can be an ****?

They should have paid the chaps to do the slabs at evenings or weekends but they wont?
I feel really sorry and grieved for this trader, the tea shop has been a little unlucky since the heady days of Tilly's Yet in times of trouble he has to put up with this? I suppose "Team Teflon" and the "Slipperies" will not help out either? They will say they cannot do this or they cannot do that? They will state that the Agencies are entitled to do their works in accordance with the law or the rules. Does know-one realise that the so called "Law" can be an ****? They should have paid the chaps to do the slabs at evenings or weekends but they wont? A Very Private Gentleman
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9:06pm Sun 9 Feb 14

bennyontheterrace says...

Should also be noted, why do council contractors feel they can ignore basic health and safety law, the site should be protected by continuous safety barriers not a few randon traffic cones, the clue is in the name "traffic", cones are used to divert vehicles not pedestrians, and where is the alternative route for pedestrians, this is in the centre of town with high pedestrian foot fall, yet the safety of the elderly and young children has been completely ignored by people that we pay for. I do hope Essex County Council take action against their contractor.
Should also be noted, why do council contractors feel they can ignore basic health and safety law, the site should be protected by continuous safety barriers not a few randon traffic cones, the clue is in the name "traffic", cones are used to divert vehicles not pedestrians, and where is the alternative route for pedestrians, this is in the centre of town with high pedestrian foot fall, yet the safety of the elderly and young children has been completely ignored by people that we pay for. I do hope Essex County Council take action against their contractor. bennyontheterrace
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