Edinburgh council to waive permit fees for outdoor bars in Edinburgh- your views online
"Just as well it never rains or gets really windy in Edinburgh”
Edinburgh council to waive permit fees for outdoor bars in Edinburgh
How about reduced car parking fees to support the retail? Many customers are not choosing the city centre as a shopping destination due to extreme parking prices. They'd rather drive to retail parks outside the city centre.
Big deal. They should be canning all the extra fees they force on enterprise. This failing council is like a latter day Fagin dipping the pockets of all and sundry to harvest the cash to fund their inane, money-wasting schemes.
I wonder if I'll be allowed to busk for free without a permit in the Meadows, seeing as how my tour guide storytelling job is gone and the coach tour industry can't recover without some commitment to toilets en route and food stops we don’t have to have a time slot for, and that aren't overwhelmed with other tourists already in the new social distancing/ fewer numbers rules.
There's no room for bollards!
Extended opening hours? Bring back happy hours. Put tables in the new cycle lanes -plenty of unused space.
How about doing something for taxi drivers? Cab test last October because of Covid, now being asked to test cab again in April – £367 each time, not fair.
Wind and rain springs to mind...will be okay for a few days.
Aren't the council just so generous, what would we do without them?
Get everything back open, absolutely no need to to have businesses closed now that our elders and vulnerable are protected.
Waive the parking tickets you gave to my vans during this pandemic and I'll commend you.
Just as well it never rains or gets really windy in Edinburgh.
So we have just created spaces for people by increasing walkways and cycle lanes and reducing traffic capacity, but we will stick tables and chairs on the newly created space so people can sit and have a beer while mingling with pedestrians and cyclists.
Incompetent council continues to destroy any possibility of trade by bars and restaurants on Leith Walk by blundering on, against all reason, with their ludicrous toy tram extension fiasco.
Nice touch, but SG need to do more for this industry. By demonising it as they have done they’ve just created more risk for people to have get togethers behind closed doors. I’m not advocating this, instead I’m struggling to reconcile their policies because this industry adapted quickly to help control infections and then had the rug firmly pulled. Perhaps if the SG had faith in the industry that adapted and realised just how many people’s livelihoods were on the line they’d rethink? Just thinking out loud.
Might as well just stick the tables on the roads as well and add it to the bill for the rest of the mess they are making of them.
Yes, because they still charged a licensing fee last year when it was against the law to even be open - such a generous council!
Well, how else are they going to get any tax off anyone, unless they allow them to trade
Boxing legend Alex Arthur is to stand as a list MSP for Alex Salmond’s Alba Party
Would love to see Alex Arthur deliver a knockout blow to Murdo Fraser and Willie Rennie. In fact, let’s end debates and just have MSPs having a square go in the Scottish parliament octagon every Thursday afternoon.
Sounds like a great person to have fighting your corner. Love what he said.
Shaun Shegsy Cairns
Such a legend, winning the Commonwealth Games featherweight title in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
Too many hits to the heed.
Would you leave your wife, daughter or mother alone with Alex Salmond? No, didn’t think so. Time to say goodbye.
Good luck Alex ... help take that nippy sweetie to the cleaners.
Lovely guy ..good luck Alex.