8:10am Thursday 12th July 2012 in Letters
FOLLOWING on from another letter writer (Penarth Times, June 21), I totally agree that the improvements and pavement widening in Penarth town centre will have little or no benefit to pedestrians if the trading on the pavement is allowed to continue.
The disabled, elderly and parents with pushchairs have difficulty in negotiating the obstacle course which has been allowed to develop.
This form of trading has resulted in a once-attractive town centre being reduced in some places to the appearance of a third world street market.
As representation to the council and the PACT scheme has to date failed to achieve a desirable outcome, perhaps this letter may remind others that pavements belong to pedestrians.
The time has come for the footway to be returned to its correct use and we may have some civic pride restored.
Or will it take people being injured by obstructions before action is taken, when no-win-no-fee solicitors may have the opportunity of undertaking some business in the town?
Would the council be liable should an accident occur?
A fed-up pedestrian