Hi again World,
Having won the day last time the VC of MMU Professor John Brooks is now objecting to the stalls presence on Oxford Road once more.
His objection is deep in that document which is a draft policy document for street trading in the city. (search Brooks to find his bit)
You may have a different opinion than the learned Professor and if you do perhaps you would like to add your name to the growing list of people who love certain bits of our city just as they are.
Thanks in advance Nick Austin - see you over the nanas
below is the header for the last battle just a few months back
Having traded successfully for 16 years at All Saints Park, selling fresh fruit and veg to the lovely staff and students of Manchester Metropolitan University and local Manchester people (equally lovely), we have been notified of an objection received by the City Council from the Director of Services of MMU to the re-issue of our trading licence at its current site.
The objection follows a redevelopment of All Saints Park as part of the Corridor Manchester Project and MMU feels that a fruit and veg stall is not compatible with their plans for an 'External Learning Landscape Area'. They state that the stall does not add aesthetic value and does 'not align with the image values promoted by the corridor.' Furthermore they claim that, 'it is well documented that street traders are generally not desirable ... especially next to public parks.'
We think the fruit and veg stall has added aesthetic and nutritional value to the local community and provides an important service; if you think so too, please sign our petition!