This is not (unfortunately) a post about sporting opportunities or a great new leisure facility, more’s the pity, but about the careless behaviour of people running carwashing operations.
Walking along the Redditch road is not a pleasant experience at the best of times, but when you come across a skating rink with no way to avoid it, it’s downright dangerous! This is what is happening due to the inconsiderate actions of businesses based at West Heath Motors and the other ex-garage down near the roundabout in Kings Norton.
Their businesses are based on using water, but usually the runoff is not a problem as it goes into drains further down the road. Now, however, this water is freezing before it reaches the drain and creating a real hazard. They don’t want to deal with this themselves (we have tried speaking to the manager and asking him to do something) and just pass it on to the council, but surely this is a problem of their making and they should deal with it.
Surely, this would not bankrupt them and damage their operations that much, as it only applies for a few weeks a year. Any ideas on the legal situation and how to enforce them taking responsibility for the actions of their business would be appreciated.