On 1 Aug 2015 at 10:18am Castle Gate wrote:
I'm so glad not to be in charge of Costa Coffee in the precinct today.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 10:45am Outintheestates wrote:
On 1 Aug 2015 at 11:11am mickyboy wrote:
it would seem that the new manager has no intention of honouring a gentlemans agreement that Costa Coffee would refrain from placing tables and chairs outside until the farmers market has finished, otherwise two or more stalls are lost, the suggestion is that a customer boycott or at least a vocal response might be in order.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 12:20pm Tom wrote:
Do Costa own the precinct outside their shop then.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 12:37pm Moaning myrtle wrote:
But the farmers don't honour their part of the 'gentleman's ' agreement either! Reasonable access to all shops was the original intent, and the gaps between stalls is now either none existant or hazardous! And if you have a buggy or wheel chair, then forget it! Stand by your customers Costa!
On 1 Aug 2015 at 2:00pm Clifford wrote:
Tom wrote: 'Do Costa own the precinct outside their shop then.'
Didn't we exhaust that subject with the Bill's saga? The answer is that anyone setting to make money is allowed to ignore the convenience of the public. And it's paticularly hepful to have 'friends' on the council.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 2:28pm Lopstet wrote:
Ignore the convenience of the public?Surely it is convenient for the public to be allowed to drink, smoke and let their wet dogs shake whilst they sit in the open with their drinks and snacks from a local trader?
On 1 Aug 2015 at 2:35pm Lopster wrote:
Please don't think I am trying to hide behind a pseudonym in the above post -or it is another masquerading as me -the post is mine.
Just problems with text editor on android.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 4:15pm mickyboy wrote:
When you sit and drink or eat hot food outside on what is actually the pavement you will normaly being paying VAT at 20% which is levied for hot foods consumed ON the premises. If you take the same food and drink as a "Takeaway" the VAT does not apply and you can sit on a public bench, or if you wish to challenge the right to be taxed on consuming food on the pavement sit on one of their chairs. in littlehampton & worthing weekly markets co exist happily with local businesses not least because they bring more shoppers into the shopping areas.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 4:22pm Farmer costa wrote:
Works well in Hailsham too - but then the place isn't up its' self
On 1 Aug 2015 at 5:03pm Pearliegirliestar wrote:
Im sure they can all sort themselves out and work side by side for everyone's benefit.
On 1 Aug 2015 at 10:10pm The Old Mayor wrote:
I don't think i actually saw any Farmers at their market. Just Artisans !!
On 1 Aug 2015 at 10:54pm Local Resident wrote:
so 'Artisan's Market ' it is.
On 2 Aug 2015 at 2:38am cliffette wrote:
Sounds about the right time for the farmers market to find a new venue in Lewes, with the restrictions that are being placed on them. Why not use, shock horror, the market tower ? or come to an agreement with Harveys yard - or even the Depot cinema yard ? Then all the shops in the precinct will complain about the loss of trade on market days......
By the way - anyone notice Bills are now putting large tables in the roadway by Argos - used to be two-seaters on the smidgeon of pavement there, now they are actually blocking the road. I'm waiting for the moment the tables have to be cleared when full of customers as the Argos lorry tries to drive past.
And does Waterstones have a licence for their tables and chairs - which always look a mess anyway as they don;t clear them of coffee cups etc for ages.....
On 2 Aug 2015 at 10:02am Bongo wrote:
mickyboy, I'm pretty certain you pay VAT on hot food whether you eat it on or off the premises. Cold food is VAT free if it's takeaway.
On 2 Aug 2015 at 12:44pm mickyboy wrote:
Bongo which ever way it is and greggs told me it was hot food only, you do pay 20% vat to consume it on the premises, and these shops include their roped off bit on the Highway,
On 2 Aug 2015 at 4:56pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Anyone ever thought what it's like in a wheelchair or scooter having to ride over cobbles? Sensory paths in Cliffe obstructed often.Forfars to bridge,Argos to Bills,often blocked with chairs,billboards etc.These smooth paths were put there for the blind,the disabled and often unusable.
On 2 Aug 2015 at 6:57pm Trooper wrote:
Pointless question I know but, I will nervertheless ask it. Does the local authority have any jurasdiction over what objects are placed in the street and along the pedestrian walkways thereby causing an obstruction, or is it a case of saying nothing as long as they pay their business rates, and do not upset the Lewes Mafia??
A response from the Authority would be good but do not hold your breath. I have tried to get an answer from the authority but without success.
On 2 Aug 2015 at 7:32pm Often unusable wrote:
I'm with the blind and disabled
On 2 Aug 2015 at 10:39pm Amon wildes wrote:
Waterstones do have a licence.
On 3 Aug 2015 at 9:27am Merlin Milner wrote:
Went to Dieppe for the weekend last month and went to their market. The whole of the town centre was taken by the mainly produce market. Streets and streets of fresh local produce and the town was bustling. It would be great if Lewes could aspire to this.
On 3 Aug 2015 at 10:22am Mr. A Board wrote:
The Streets of Lewes are littered with A Boards. Walking from Cliffe bridge to the bottom by the Church, must be a nightmare for people with disabilities. Also the lady next to the 'Real Eating Company' who sells objects from house Clearances. She not only parks her big black 4x4 on the pavement for hour on-end, she clutters the pavement with her wares. The other day I heard her telling somebody who had complained, to "Just walk in the road!" Strange as the lady in question I believe has a disability, thought she would be more understanding.
On 3 Aug 2015 at 6:04pm Mr. B Board wrote:
Mr. A Board as much as I agree that she is rude she does actually park in the marked bays not on the pavement. I also think that a house clearance might be too fancy for her a .99p shop sale more like.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 9:28am Mr. A Board wrote:
Mr B B...Is she allowed to park there all day?
I agree with you about her wares - T@ comes to mind.