Carlisle cafe owners hit out at street revamp - but others praise it
Last updated at 12:10, Wednesday, 28 March 2012
A street revamp short-listed for a national urban design award has been blamed for driving away customers from two Carlisle cafes.
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I find the improvements to the street visually acceptable though wonder how it cost so much to consult on for two years to end up with some paving slabs on the road?
cant see how there could be "quite a lot" of people sitting out as there are less than a dozen seats available "continental style" outside of the shops.....
Danleo - The Castle Street scheme was developed from 2007 onwards, and consulted on for two years. There wasn't a recesssion then. Consider also that the Â£700k or so cost went 95% on UK materials and labour. This kept money in the local economy. Think on that when u next buy your Kenyan mange tout.