Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120

Petition to keep roadside cafe

3rd July 2003, Page 11
3rd July 2003
Page 11
Page 11, 3rd July 2003 — Petition to keep roadside cafe
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Keywords : Cheshire

• Regulars to a roadside cafe in Cheshire are campaigning for it to continue trading after the council announced plans to turn the land into a nature reserve.

The owners of Marston Catering Services have been warned that once redevelopment of the land near the A659 in Marston goes ahead, they will no longer be able to serve food and must move.

But furious drivers who use the cafe are distributing a petition to protest against the deci sion, claiming it would destroy the business and leave them with nowhere to eat.

Truck driver and campaigner Kevin Smith says the cafe is very popular, yet the council wants to turn the area into a car park for people visiting the nature area.

"The issue really is bigger than this one catering trailer though," Smith adds. "The facilities along our roads are abysmal, there are no toilets and, when you do find some, they are dirty and unhygienic."

The cafe's owner, Malcolm Owen, complains that no-one from the council has bothered to visit him to explain the situation. "Why ruin a man and woman's livelihood; how can they take away something we built up for four years?"

A spokesman for Cheshire County Council explains that it is a major recreational development and the trailer is right on the edge of the site.

He adds that there are no plans to install a catering facility on the land.


Organisations: Cheshire County Council

comments powered by Disqus