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Overton butcher's business hit by parking problems

Published date: 21 May 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A BUTCHER said he has been hit in the pocket as roadworks disrupt traffic and parking outside his shop.

There are works to replace underground electrical infrastructure this week on High Street in Overton, affecting parking along the road.

The work, which began last week, is being carried out by ScottishPower and is expected to take until the end of this week.

Ben Roberts, manager of M E Evans Traditional Butchers, High Street, said: “It has affected us. There has been a visible knock-on effect, unfortunately.

“Because of the traffic lights there’s a queue and people won’t park with the queue there. And a lot of our customers come for the ease of parking.

“Every single customer who has come in has complained.”

Mr Roberts added that the weekend had been busy, as work was halted on Saturday and Sunday. Karen Pinder, of the nearby Corner Shop, took a more tolerant view.

She said: “We are affected by it, but at the end of the day, work needs doing.

We have to bear with it and grit our teeth.

“In the greater scheme of things, we’re doing quite well.”

Garry Hughes, who runs Overton Antiques with his wife Cindy, said: “The workmen have done what they can. And they didn’t carry it out on the weekend.

“If anything, it’s helping us. Because of the traffic, people are stopping and looking at us. It’s just one of these things that needs to be done.”

A spokesman for ScottishPower said: “This work is carried out to replace a switchgear at the St Mary’s Church sub-station.

“It should be completed by the end of the week. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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