Starbucks denies banning youngsters from its car park

Starbucks denies banning youngsters from its car park

Starbucks denies banning youngsters from its car park

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A COFFEE chain has denied banning teenagers from the car park of its drive thru cafe during evenings because of residents’ complaints about loud music being played from cars.

Parish councillors had been told that Starbucks’ Windle Island venue was stopping youths gathering in its car park after 8pm and from playing loud music while car doors were open.

Details of the complaints were included in minutes of the latest Windle Parish Council meeting.

“I’d received complaints from residents of Windle Grove near to the path to Tesco who have had a terrible time and had even had eggs thrown at their windows,” said Councillor Marie McNulty, of Windle Parish Council, who claims that Starbucks store stated it will not serve unaccompanied teenagers in the store during evenings.

She said: “The police have been involved and warned the worst offenders and in the last month or so it has quietened and the problem has alleviated recently.”

However, Starbucks have denied having banned anyone from their car park and that they are willing to serve anyone in the store whether accompanied or not.

“We don’t know where this has come from, it’s not true,” said a store representative.

Plans for a franchise of the coffee chain were approved by councillors two years despite a campaign by some Windle residents who voiced concerns the cafe would lead to increased traffic at the busy junction and noise.

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11:16am Thu 19 Jun 14

dr.robert says...

The music should be banned! No one, living in Windle or anywhere else in St Helens should have to put up with youths congregating and playing music out of their cars at night.
The music should be banned! No one, living in Windle or anywhere else in St Helens should have to put up with youths congregating and playing music out of their cars at night. dr.robert
  • Score: 2

12:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

jumperr says...

Quite right if they just followed their own rules and was pro active this wouldn't happen anywhere
Quite right if they just followed their own rules and was pro active this wouldn't happen anywhere jumperr
  • Score: 1

3:55pm Thu 19 Jun 14

lawman2004 says...

Concerns where voiced when the place was first mooted but once agin, councillors failed to listen to those who put them in power and rode roughshod over the objections of local residents. No these residents find the peace and quite of their homes destroyed
Concerns where voiced when the place was first mooted but once agin, councillors failed to listen to those who put them in power and rode roughshod over the objections of local residents. No these residents find the peace and quite of their homes destroyed lawman2004
  • Score: 3

11:32am Fri 20 Jun 14

jumperr says...

Is that in west park ward?
Is that in west park ward? jumperr
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Hughwithaview says...

So Starbucks will serve anyone?
Yes, typical attitude of "as long as we are making money" stuff the residents. Why on earth do teenagers want to spend their evenings in a car park anyway? Get a life for goodness sake! Why should homeowners who have worked hard to get what they have be plagued by noise just as they are settling down for a bit ot relaxation, to watch Corrie or the football.

We have all been young and we have all made a noise in our time but can't we have a little bit of consideration for others once in a while. What I find depressing is how limited the aspirations of teenagers appear to be - hanging around car parks?
So Starbucks will serve anyone? Yes, typical attitude of "as long as we are making money" stuff the residents. Why on earth do teenagers want to spend their evenings in a car park anyway? Get a life for goodness sake! Why should homeowners who have worked hard to get what they have be plagued by noise just as they are settling down for a bit ot relaxation, to watch Corrie or the football. We have all been young and we have all made a noise in our time but can't we have a little bit of consideration for others once in a while. What I find depressing is how limited the aspirations of teenagers appear to be - hanging around car parks? Hughwithaview
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Fri 20 Jun 14

jumperr says...

What is anti-social behaviour?
Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is any activity that is considered aggressive, destructive or intimidating and influences the quality of another persons life. It can be categorised through these anti-social behaviour strands.

Teenagers hanging around the streets
Rubbish or Litter lying around
Dog fouling
Vandalism, graffiti and deliberate damage to property or vehicles
Noisy Neighbours or Loud parties
Abandoned or burnt our cars
People using or dealing drugs
People being drunk or rowdy in public places

This is the council policy, probably change now
What is anti-social behaviour? Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is any activity that is considered aggressive, destructive or intimidating and influences the quality of another persons life. It can be categorised through these anti-social behaviour strands. Teenagers hanging around the streets Rubbish or Litter lying around Dog fouling Vandalism, graffiti and deliberate damage to property or vehicles Noisy Neighbours or Loud parties Abandoned or burnt our cars People using or dealing drugs People being drunk or rowdy in public places This is the council policy, probably change now jumperr
  • Score: 1

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