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Offline Simon

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Boot sales blocking the cycle path
« on: May 28, 2006, 09:38:11 PM »
As part of West Swindon's network of cycle routes, there is one which goes from the corner of Freshbrook, under a subway to the West Swindon Centre, through a corner of the Link Centre car park, and on to Westlea.

Every Sunday, a car boot sale sets up in the Link Centre car park, spreading out to cover the bit which forms part of the cycle route, and although the car boots and tables don't themselves block the thoroughfare, the mass of customers does a pretty effective job of it. They just don't seem to be aware that they're on a cycle route.

As if that wasn't bad enough, the last few weeks I've found someone's set up a table blocking most of the footpath leading back into Freshbrook.

Doesn't anyone police or regulate this event to make sure that it doesn't result in serious disruption to the life of the community? Or does the Public Order Act only relate to politically-motivated activities?

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Re: Boot sales blocking the cycle path
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2006, 11:26:57 PM »
 ;) ... and I though I was the forum grumpy old man!!

seriously though - I'm sure a quiet word in the ear of the organisers, hinting that you'd take things further - but only if required, would be more than enough to ensure that they managed things
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Re: Boot sales blocking the cycle path
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 09:25:00 PM »
the organisers of the Link Car Book are :

Might be worthwhile contacting them.

The next West Swindon forum is scheduled for 10th July at the Link Centre. Might want to mention this to the local Councillors.

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