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Letters to the Editor - June 2014

04 Jun 2014

Ditch the tents

Just voicing my concern at the lack of interest many Docklands restaurants in NewQuay have in maintaining outdoor areas. Surely this is costing them customers.

Personally I feel that the large presence of dirty, ripped and flapping plastic awnings makes the entire NewQuay area look like a dirty, abandoned festival.

I don’t know anyone who thinks it is nice to dine in one of these tents. It is better to be cold and have a view. Also, looking out on one of these from inside a restaurant is not pleasant when, instead, we could be looking out over the water.

When walking along the waterfront, we don’t even see what the restaurants are, just the plastic. I noticed NewQuay Buffet for the first time last month, when they removed their plastic tents. It actually looks quite nice inside, now I can see it.

These plastic tents don’t have a place in Docklands. Perhaps they were a “temporary” measure to stop the wind, but they are just turning away customers and allowing restaurant staff to use their outdoor areas as a kind of dumping ground.

Meg

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