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celeste

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Warburton toll bridge 12p charge
« on: 21:20:51, 03/06/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-52908967

A company's decision to reintroduce a bridge's 12p toll, which was suspended due to the coronavirus lockdown, has sparked a row over public safety.
Peel Ports stopped tolls at Warburton Toll Bridge, which straddles Manchester Ship Canal, in March but said it had reinstated them for southbound drivers.
It said the "one-way system" would mean one person could operate its booth.
However, two local councillors said they had concerns about "social distancing between staff and drivers".
Lymm North and Thelwall councillors Ian Marks and Bob Barr told the Local Democracy Reporting Service said Peel Ports should have waited until the pandemic was "less virulent" before bringing the tolls back.
"We were very pleased when Peel did the right thing and withdrew the tolls," they said in a joint statement.
"But we are not happy that they have reintroduced them at this stage.
"We have no doubt that they have done this following guidance from the experts, but that doesn't mean they had to make the change now."
They said there were "two main issues", the "social distancing between staff and drivers" and "the touching of coins, because change will often have to be given".
"Staff may be wearing gloves but the public won't be," they added.
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Re: Warburton toll bridge 12p charge
« Reply #1 on: 21:23:31, 03/06/20 »
Iím surprised itís not been on fire again