Apparently the M48 toll westbound (new severn bridge) is CLOSED -----
due to tollbooth staff sickness.
Why no make it a free crossing during the understaffing instead of
closing the road.
Un effin believable.
I would say it was very smart.
Same tolls paid for but on one bridge with half the staff.
Often when sickness is stated as a issue, it simply isn't and a lie
perpetuated by the company.
Where there's a will, there is generally a way.
Well I mean one could not possibly guess that at school holiday times
workers might want time off could they? How could they know (sarcastic
Of course the astute company would have trained up temp staff for this or
automated the process years ago or as you say made it free for a while, but
then that would not do.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
Possibly a legal requirement?
Some footpaths in Derbyshire have a collection box for tolls, the
money is trifling and one box I used looked like it had been open for
I believe allowing people to pass freely sets a precedent and the path
becomes a public right of way.
A charity box on the motorway would probably not be risk assessed/
legally covered anyway.
Having nearly come a cropper a mile before a toll booth through some
moron going through his change, I would be looking to blame someone if
a similar thing happened and there was a collision.
You can also make it a Permissive Path allowing people to use it without
To claim ROW on usage you must have 10(?) signatures of people who swear
on oath that they have used it regularly for 25 years.
There is quite a long stretch of road around a popular coastal estate
in mid-Cornwall, Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, St. Austell (lots of very
expensive and exclusive properties with stunning sea views), and it
used to be closed off on one day per year, usually Xmas Day IIRC,
because that day was the least busy and least likely to cause
inconvenience. Each property actually owned the stretch of road
adjacent to its frontage. It doesn't show up on Google Street View,
simply because it is private. But whether they still have to block it
on Xmas Day to keep it private, I've no idea.
https://tinyurl.com/y92zwqaa (View from Beach Road looking down Sea
Road, but Google won't take you down it).
On 06/08/2018 04:38, Archibald Tarquin Blenkinsopp wrote:
Not just like that. That is why some private footpaths are gated and are
closed for one day of the year - it means that legally people are only
using the path with the owners permission and prevents them establishing
a right to do so.
In this case, they should have simply left the barriers open and set the
signs on the approach to say that it was free.
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