Colchester Council wants to ban vehicles other than buses, taxis and bikes between 10am and 6pm, to cut congestion.And how do they expect supplies (and buyers) to arrive?
But Colchester Retail and Business Association has urged councillors to think again, saying this would cause massive rises in the cost of deliveries.Which the shops will have to pass on. Leading to higher prices, customers going elsewhere, shops closing, a reduction in council rate intake….
Michelle Reynolds, chairman, said: “Most people have their stock delivered by courier.
“If you have a courier delivery any time between 8am and 6pm, it’s fine. The moment you start saying I want it before 10am, you’re racking up the cost.”
Can’t they see this?
Solutions suggested by the group in its official response to the idea include allowing delivery vehicles to have unrestricted access, or introducing permits.But either of those suggestions would require a hell of a lot of work – and possibly a charging mechanism - for council staff to have to implement. And councils are supposed to be cutting st…
Ah. I see now.