Seems like a reasonable objection. Could you have compromised with a promised break in the barrier in front of your office?So Daniel Andrews has an idea that will safely allow cafes, restaurants etc to be able to increase their patronage...great idea! The problem is he wants to extend the eating areas into parks and car parking areas...parks might be ok but parking areas? Car parks are already as scarce as hens teeth.
With this in mind, we had a visit from a local councillor the other day and he asked us if we would mind if the cafe next door put tables in front of our office. Umm...sorry, yes we do mind. It's not so much tables taking up the footpath...it's those bloody barrier things they put up around them complete with weatherproof blinds. If you park adjacent to them you then have to walk down the road until you find a break to get onto the footpath and into our office. Some of our clients are elderly, some have boxes and boxes of paperwork and some even bring in their whole computer!
While we wish the cafe next door all the best and hope that they prosper in the future, we don't think that they should impact on our business any more than they already do. Are we being unreasonable?