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Extended bus stop markings have sunk fishmonger's trade

PUBLISHED: 20:03 11 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:07 05 October 2010

Tom and the extended bus stop that's killing his fishmonger trade

Tom and the extended bus stop that's killing his fishmonger trade

Dear Editor, IT SEEMS there is some sort of plot to destroy the small shops that have traded for generations in London s East End. George's Plaice fishmonger's in Roman-rd in Bow has been a victim of Transport for London extending bus stop markings outside his shop monitored with a spy camera outside his shop

Dear Editor,

IT SEEMS there is some sort of plot to destroy the small shops that have traded for generations in London's East End.

George's Plaice fishmonger's in Roman-road in Bow has been a victim of Transport for London extending 'bus stop' markings outside his shop (monitored by a camera) which makes it almost impossible to shop there (Advertiser, March 6).

I have also been a victim with a £50 parking fine and can no longer afford to go there any more.

That's a shame, because George does sell good fish.

Let's also think about the two butcher shops down 'The Roman' also suffering parking restrictions and bus stop markings that are too long.

Do the crazy people at City Hall who make these restrictions live in the area? I bet not, or else they would use more common sense.

They should take into account the small, local shopkeepers now being deprived of their livelihood by pen-pushers who are getting well paid for creating misery and hardship on the public and shopkeepers alike.

Many times I feel I am in 'some far away land with a strange-sounding name' I do not begin to recognise any more, with so many restrictions and parking wardens, so many yellow lines and more and more traffic lights and spy cameras on almost every street post, all out to trap the public one way or another.

Is all this really necessary, Big Brother?

George Renshaw

Durant-street, Bethnal Green

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