Reclaiming The Pavements For Pedestrians
Local trader looks to rid High Road of 'irritant' of paintballers, chuggers, 'hair boys' and a strange man wearing headphones
Deciding enough is enough, Chiswick trader Ala Osmond wants to launch a campaign to 'reclaim' the stretch of the High Road between Sainsbury's and M&S for pedestrians.
"And it's even worse on Saturdays! First there are the 'hair boys' that all hang around in a cluster opposite Black's asking people about their hair. Then we have the paintballers / chuggers / MacDonald's flyers /psychic fairs /strange man wearing headphones giving out cards - it is relentless!"
Ala is not alone in these thoughts, charity Oxfam believes that the rise of charity 'chuggers' seems to have scared the general public away from genuine charity workers.
September 9, 2009