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Winckley Street trees ‘bodge job’ criticised by cafe owner

Posted on - 21st September, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport, Winckley Square
Another view of the tarmac tree in Winckley Street

Another view of the tarmac tree in Winckley Street

A cafe owner in Preston city centre has branded work on trees near his business a ‘bodge job’.

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Winckleys Sandwich and Coffee Bar in Winckley Street is on a cobbled street off Fishergate.

The trees at the bottom end of the road have been tarmaced in, outside the front door of the cafe.

Alessandro Possamai said: “After the very problematic and expensive restorations to the high street it is extremely disappointing to see that Winckley Street appears to be forgotten about, and this just adds insult to injury.

“Where are our taxes being spent? To add to the matter, less than twenty metres away, over a million pounds and lots of time and effort by independent parties (none local authority) is being spent to restore Winckley Square to its former glory, and for the local council to come in and perform yet another bodge job makes me question why I continue to run a business in Preston.”

The tarmac tree outside Winckleys coffee house in Winckley Street

The tarmac tree outside Winckleys coffee house in Winckley Street

Winckley Square is currently undergoing a major revamp, with drainage and other works taking place. The Square’s gardens are closed until October.

Read more: Woman breaks foot and blames Fishergate paving

Lancashire County Council said the work had been done to the trees due to the previous covering around the base of the tree being a trip hazard.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “This is a temporary repair to make safe a hazard that was identified during a safety inspection, and we are currently looking at options for an appropriate permanent repair.”

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