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Bar's Tables+Chairs+A-Boards blocking pavement

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 15:04, Sat 31 January 2015

Sent to Leicester City Council 1 minute later

The Bossa bar of 110 Granby Street has planning permission for an outside seating area on the pavement however the business continues to ring-fence off an extended area, beyond that permitted by the planning application (LEIPRM0278), through the use of A-Boards forming an extended barrier into the pavement which is a hazard to pedestrians using the pavement.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:54, Sat 28 February 2015

  • There has been no change; Leicester city council, Barbara Whitcombe (City Wardens Team Manager) and her team, have done NOTHING! I wonder how much public money is being used to fund her salary and the 27 members of her team. Perhaps it is time someone else had an opportunity to do the job if she is not capable of doing it properly herself.
    From (http://www.leicester.gov.uk/ your-council-services/ cl/ street-cleaning/ city-warden/ a-boards/ ) :-
    “A boards and other advertising structures should be sited directly outside the premises against the building line or boundary. Alternatively, it may be sited in line with existing street furniture depending upon the location.”

    I’ve lived and worked in several major UK cities, and Leicester is by far the worst I’ve encountered for this problem. One part of the council seems to spend millions pedestrianizing more and more of the city, which I applaud, and yet after spending this money they sit on their backsides whilst the enlarged pavements are returned to narrow obstacle courses just to satisfy the greed of local business, grabbing free advertising space. The council are even happy to do the same themselves; based on the huge pavement advertisements that are erected on panels of temporary fencing outside the Railway station at the moment – very nice, a wonderful first impression of the city; they should move these to Jubilee sq where they will be out of everyone’s way. I guess it is not surprising that businesses follow their example.

    Posted anonymously at 17:54, Sat 28 February 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:41, Sun 29 March 2015

  • No still absolutely nothing done (SURPRISE!!!!!).
    Obviously council too busy digging up and re-burying dead kings.

    Posted anonymously at 12:41, Sun 29 March 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:23, Wed 29 April 2015

  • Still nothing has changed ...

    Posted anonymously at 08:23, Wed 29 April 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:46, Wed 27 May 2015

  • Still the same....

    Posted anonymously at 20:46, Wed 27 May 2015

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