CONTENTIOUS  ISSUES
Red Route
Policing
External Display of Goods

Red Route
The Red Route has been in operation for some time, now. So, how has it affected the businesses in the area, and how has it affected the shoppers?

If you have any comments, from practical experience of the Red Route, have your say on this site by e-mailing us with your views.

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Policing
There have been some instances of theft of goods and cash from some of the local premises, during opening hours.

In the most recent, on a Saturday afternoon, the Police were in attendance and informed the shop-keeper not to open on the Monday until the forensic specialists had done their work.

By Monday lunchtime, they had still not arrived. No apology, no reason.

On previous occasions, when video evidence was available, the matter was not pursued. Why was this?

Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime?

If you have any comments, have your say on this site by e-mailing us with your views.

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Shop Frontage - Display of Goods
The local council has been warning shop-keepers that displaying merchandise on the pavement in front of their premises constitutes a safety hazard, and should be stopped.

However, by paying the council for a licence, the hazard mysteriously disappears! How can this be?

This is not a question for the Quiz Page, but perhaps it should become one!

If you have any comments, from practical experience as a shopper or as a shop-keeper, have your say on this site by e-mailing us with your views.


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