The council officials of Lincolnshire have decided that one such place in the High Street of Stamford should be targeted for outside removal of seating and as of 31st July 2011 it will be "illegal" to sit outside Cafe Black to enjoy a lovely cup of Cappuccino or your savoury Paninni as it is causing a nuisance to vehicles entering the High street and that they are in breach of early opening hours to serve drinks, I didn`t think tea and coffee constituted as an alcoholic beverage? and 9.00am is a wonderful time for a cup of tea or coffee, obviously the bureaucrats disagree.
If this is the case, then the market that is also on the same street will have to cease trading and other establishments that have outside seating will also have to have seating withdrawn - right?
Wrong, this is the only Cafe to be served a notification of its seating being removed.
It is also a great place where you can sit down with your dog (yep this is me and Willow this morning) and enjoy a cuppa and your dog gets watered too.
So, a group of us have decided that on the 13th August 2011 at 9:30am, we are going to bring our own seats and sit outside Cafe Black drinking their tea/coffee and support their cause in trying to get the council to reverse their stupid decision and leave a wonderful establishment alone.
IT SUPPORTS THE THOUSANDS OF VISITORS THAT COME TO STAMFORD AND ENSURES A GOOD REVENUE AND SUPPORTS THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
THEY AND US ARE ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT, EITHER WRITE TO THE COUNCILLORS ON THE ATTACHED PUBLIC NOTICE OR JOIN US ON THE 13th AUGUST 2011 AT 9:30am FOR A WONDERFUL CUPPA - BUT BRING YOUR OWN SEAT!