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    Local residents, a school headteacher and a ward councillor all spoke out against hot snacks from being sold by a new vendor

    A council has banned cheese toasties from being sold by a new park vendor over fears that a hot food van could attract intimidating motorbike gangs or antisocial yobs.

    Local residents, a headteacher of a nearby secondary school and a ward councillor all spoke out against hot snacks from being sold in Bristol's Monk's Park.

    One local complained of motorcycle gang "terrorising" families, while Horfield ward councillor Claire Hiscott feared a hot food vendor could lure children into absconding from school.

    Councillors have instead agreed to allow cold food and hot drinks such as tea and coffee to be sold by the vendor, Bristol Live reports.

    Local residents feared a hot food van would attract antisocial behaviour.

    The city council's public safety and protection committee was told Monk's Park has been plagued by motorcycle-riding youths and late-night drunken disturbances.

    A resident who opposed a hot food van wrote to the committee: "We have had motorcycle problems with youths terrorising young families.?

    Horfield ward councillor Claire Hiscott told Tuesday's meeting: ?It?s right next to Orchard School, which is a challenging school that sometimes has a problem with keeping kids in school.

    ?They have to have patrols of staff to make sure kids don?t walk off site. The lure of a food concession may encourage kids to take a little walk.

    ?The school has made a lot of effort to encourage healthy eating. We have problems with childhood obesity.

    ?Historically we had antisocial behaviour, not just motorbikes, from young adults gathering with alcohol and causing a disturbance.

    ?Anything that?s going to be a gathering place is likely to bring that back. We?ve managed to eradicate that. It?s a nice quiet park.?

    The meeting also heard from planning and development officer Sue Long, who said: ?We?re very mindful of what will work within a park.

    ?We?re looking to replicate coffee and ice cream rather than a burger or chips van. That?s not something we would consider.

    ?It?s hot food rather than fast food. It will be more like cheese toasties.?

    Council members have granted a provisional licence which bars any vendor from selling hot food and allows them to operate only between 9am and 6pm.

    The contract has now been put out to tender.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...-amid-13831835

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Prickle View Post

    Local residents, a school headteacher and a ward councillor all spoke out against hot snacks from being sold by a new vendor

    A council has banned cheese toasties from being sold by a new park vendor over fears that a hot food van could attract intimidating motorbike gangs or antisocial yobs.

    Local residents, a headteacher of a nearby secondary school and a ward councillor all spoke out against hot snacks from being sold in Bristol's Monk's Park.

    One local complained of motorcycle gang "terrorising" families, while Horfield ward councillor Claire Hiscott feared a hot food vendor could lure children into absconding from school.

    Councillors have instead agreed to allow cold food and hot drinks such as tea and coffee to be sold by the vendor, Bristol Live reports.

    Local residents feared a hot food van would attract antisocial behaviour.

    The city council's public safety and protection committee was told Monk's Park has been plagued by motorcycle-riding youths and late-night drunken disturbances.

    A resident who opposed a hot food van wrote to the committee: "We have had motorcycle problems with youths terrorising young families.?

    Horfield ward councillor Claire Hiscott told Tuesday's meeting: ?It?s right next to Orchard School, which is a challenging school that sometimes has a problem with keeping kids in school.

    ?They have to have patrols of staff to make sure kids don?t walk off site. The lure of a food concession may encourage kids to take a little walk.

    ?The school has made a lot of effort to encourage healthy eating. We have problems with childhood obesity.

    ?Historically we had antisocial behaviour, not just motorbikes, from young adults gathering with alcohol and causing a disturbance.

    ?Anything that?s going to be a gathering place is likely to bring that back. We?ve managed to eradicate that. It?s a nice quiet park.?

    The meeting also heard from planning and development officer Sue Long, who said: ?We?re very mindful of what will work within a park.

    ?We?re looking to replicate coffee and ice cream rather than a burger or chips van. That?s not something we would consider.

    ?It?s hot food rather than fast food. It will be more like cheese toasties.?

    Council members have granted a provisional licence which bars any vendor from selling hot food and allows them to operate only between 9am and 6pm.

    The contract has now been put out to tender.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...-amid-13831835
    Unfuckingbelievable

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    • #3
      Toasties bring out the worst in people. Especially bikies
      Dont get me confused with someone who gives a fuck

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chris View Post
        Toasties bring out the worst in people. Especially bikies

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        • #5
          Hey never mind.

          I know people who don't like going to waterfront areas for similar reasons. They don't like the birds, seagulls in particular, who will interrupt, disrupt and frequently engage in the most unhygienic behaviour possible. Food is at the core of their displeasure. Chips in particular, seem bring out the worst behaving birds.

          So what are they doing about that?

          Well there are signs that people are adapting to the situation, to such an extent, that some people actually take their children to the beach and buy them chips for the purpose of feeding the birds. Now this "learning" across generations is about culture change.

          It might be that a couple of generations time, people might go to the esplanade in order that more might experience the warm white blessing currently reserved for the few. We could have the emergence of a new religion. The mind boggles.

          For me? Well I'd be happy enough to endure the noise for a few seconds in exchange for some shotguns to clear the air every often. But that's just me, more pragmatic than religious to be sure.
          The trick is to grow old. "Growing up" is less important than surviving.

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