Can you believe it the idiots at the council, just as the lockdown eases, bollard the whole of Lark Lane.
Gordon who runs the business Remains To Be Seen situated half way along The Lane has decided to retaliate. The 73 year old has removed all the bollards from outside his shop
Or should I say borrowed them and made his own shop window display.
Now Gordon isn't really the best window dresser, but he's made a good job of this one!
Are the council trying to destroy the local businesses?
This was carried out without consultation.
"They just come along with wagons full of bollards and bolt them to the tarmac. Creating thousands of holes".
Many shopkeepers and business owners felt powerless to object.
A fait acompli by the council.
But Gordon is fighting back.
With a slogan.
What A Load Of Bollards.................................. daubed below the dozens of the plastic reflective pieces, that are now...... in his shop window.
Roger Philips of Radio Merseyside has taken up his shout reading out a plea for his plight.
He got a long letter from Gordons friend that he read out on air and a nervous Gordon Barker was given air time to state his case.
“I just woke up one morning and there they were closing the lane, how can they do this.”
Gordon has a heart condition and this is not helping his tick, toc.
Ten minutes later workmen from the council turned up.
They must listen to Radio Merseyside.
“You are wasting your time replacing them” an angry Mr Barker declared “They will end up in the window too”
While the writer was talking to Gordon, who is a well known addition to Lark Lane numerous people stopped to show support and many were going past giving him the thumbs up.
“What a load of Bollards” one man said “That's brilliant Gordon”
The antique shop that he runs is a welcome stopping off point for many visitng the numerous eateries that makes Lark Lane a vibrant and bustling place for many.
One sign says Covid-19 Keep Your Distance.
Well that's not too difficult if the jokers running the council, yes you know who you are Mayor Joe Anderson, stop the public from supporting these long established businesses that have just been through four months of lock-down.
But possible gentrification by a meddling council who in the long term may want to put in pay and display bays and penalize the many establishments now opening after the Lock-down has now caused a great rift down the lane.
It now 'Remains to Be Seen' if the City Council Covid-iots listen to the residents
WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLARDS.