A security barrier blocking access to a city centre street in Portsmouth apparently has some seriously adverse effects on the local trade, a news report reveals.
Apparently, as market traders on the Charlotte Street claim, the barrier, which was put in place by the council in order to ensure the pedestrians’ safety, made the road appear shut. The swing barrier was installed two years ago to replace bollards which the council said were “unsuitable” and is closed each day between 09:30 and 15:30.
A cafe owner in the street revealed the fact that, during an experiment carried out at the tradesmen’ request, which saw the barrier left open, his earnings were £200 higher than usual.
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