Most people would probably agree that colourful front-of-shop displays and outdoor café tables add to the ambience of the Lane, and the street scene has been further enlivened recently by the occasional wine and food tastings run by Harrisons. Much to their surprise a local resident took photos of one of these and sent them to the Council, proving that one man’s meat is another man’s breach of street trading regulations.
The Council had no option but to demand nearly £1300 for the required licence, but after negotiations with proprietor Belinda Harrison they have agreed a reasonable one-day street trading fee to cover occasional tastings outside the shop. Belinda commented, "I'm very grateful to the Council for the way they handled the situation and for working with us to help find a solution. Now we'll be able to enjoy mulled wine on the pavement with our customers the weekend before Christmas!".