Buttermarket: Big Issue Seller Needs To Go

Discussion in 'Central Ipswich' started by dan5, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

    Messages:
    2,657
    A Big Issue seller has secured her place over the last goodness knows how many years at the Ancient House crossroads. The informal route vertically down is Dial Lane and St Stephens Lane (both of which made up the proposed "The Link" thoroughfare). To be fair more than one seller has been seen here.

    The police, borough and Ipswich Central have looked the other way. Big Issue street vendors are seen as a social venture and lets not distort the truth... they seem friendly although insincere with their politeness.

    What is the (big) issue?
    • People are challenged as they walk by (if I stood in the same place every day and said hello to the same people, it would be seen as harassment)
    • People are forced to dodge the big issue seller. (doing so they don't enjoy the environment)
    • Their appearance annoys people. (again?! Really not sold a single copy? Restocked?)
    • In many peoples minds they are nothing short but a beggar (please sir, I am only homeless but not)
    • Unauthorised street trading (Everyone else needs a licence. If I sold postcards, the police would remove me. The council would fine me)
    It is bad for them to be outside Sainsburys and other locations, but that strategic point, where everyone cuts down... looks really bad for the town.

    I would hate to think what a tourist would think if being pursued by an magazine seller!
     

    From Ipswich? Join the Ipswich Community today!

    Get involved in the online Ipswich Community to enter our competition to win £250.
    We would love to hear your views on this topic. Read the T&Cs.


    • Common discussions include the economy, local politics, Northern Bypass, unitary authority, homelessness, Upper Orwell Crossings, crime, and potholes.
    • Comment on Ipswich Star news articles without strict moderation

  2. Loading...


More like this

 
Title
RepliesViews
Last Message
  1. dan5

    Cardinal Park leisure terrace

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichJan 2, 2018 with 2 replies and 59 views.

  2. dan5

    Tessuti Real Fur: Ongoing protests outside Tessuti Ipswich Westgate Street

    by dan5 in Town CentreCentral IpswichDec 23, 2017 with 2 replies and 100 views.

  3. dan5

    Waterfront Regeneration

    by dan5 in Ipswich WaterfrontCentral IpswichDec 10, 2017 with 4 replies and 97 views.

  4. dan5

    Look inside the new Pret for Ipswich Cornhill

    by dan5 in CornhillCentral IpswichNov 1, 2017 with 1 replies and 182 views.

  5. dan5

    Buttermarket Centre Car Park (Falcon Street) Traffic Queue Enforcement

    by dan5 in Town CentreCentral IpswichDec 10, 2017 with 3 replies and 100 views.

  6. dan5

    Chopstix Noodle bar coming to Ipswich Sailmakers

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichApr 28, 2017 with 7 replies and 526 views.

  7. martinc

    Dogs Head Street: car drivers ignore prohibition

    by martinc in Town CentreCentral IpswichDec 14, 2017 with 1 replies and 56 views.

  8. dan5

    Suffolk Highways: The Havens roundabout works

    by dan5 in Ransomes EuroparkCentral IpswichNov 9, 2017 with 6 replies and 121 views.

  9. dan5

    What's The Hold Up With The Suffolk Record Office?

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichAug 7, 2017 with 1 replies and 105 views.

  10. dan5

    The Easy Hotel, what's happening?

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichJun 30, 2017 with 14 replies and 254 views.

Loading...

Share This Page