The PSNI and North Down Council wanted the DRD Roads to turn a blind eye to the dangers of the new taxi rank and remove the double yellow lines. The DRD Roads have refused as it would be a danger to road users.
The PSNI and North Down Council want the Traffic Wardens to turn a blind eye to the parking restrictions on the double yellow lines at the new taxi rank. The Traffic Wardens are refusing as they are obliged to carry out the regulations laid out before them.
The PSNI and North Down Council want the Planning Service to turn a blind eye to the placement of signs at the new taxi rank. The Planning Service have refused and the the signs have had to be removed.
The PSNI and North Down Council want the DOENI to authorise the new taxi rank and make it official. The DOENI want nothing to do with it and have refused.
The PSNI and North Down Council want taxi drivers to turn a blind eye to their loss of business and the road dangers. The taxi drivers have refused and are fighting all the way.
I wanted the Council to express concern about the dangers of the new rank. But. Guess what! The Council have turned a blind eye to the dangers. So, I guess that counts as a success.
At least the Councilors have turned a blind eye….. the scheme is a success!