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Deliveroo riders causing 'chaos' in Windsor town centre

Cycling delivery riders ‘whizzing around town’ is causing chaos, a meeting heard on Monday.

The issue was brought up by Windsor and Eton Town Manager Paul Roach at the Windsor Town Forum.

Food delivery service Deliveroo launched in the town last August, with company bosses stating it will create 50 new jobs in the first year.

Not referring to a specific company, Paul Roach said: “The riders were whizzing through various parts of the town centre and it came to head just before Christmas.

“It became apparent it was quite a severe problem and I don’t know whether we have had any accidents but there was the worry some riders were whizzing around town.”

He went on to say Deliveroo has been contacted by the town’s two managers to stress that the delivery riders should not be cycling through pedestrianised parts of the town centre.

The riders currently gather on the benches outside the castle and the town manger said an alternative meeting point for them was being looked into.

Cllr Jack Rankin (Con, Castle Without) added: “Everyone welcomes cyclists but the Deliveroo guys are causing a bit of chaos down Peascod Street.”

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  • davidlave1234

    16:04, 03 March 2017

    we do like bikes rider , only if they comply with the law of the road . And look as they ride for others

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  • Peter spencer

    02:02, 19 February 2017

    They're a menace, they shouldn't be allowed to gather there in their thousands

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    • LongWalk

      11:11, 22 February 2017

      I'm a Rider in Windsor although only Part Time, I've worked in an around Windsor for numerous years too. Can you describe what you mean by menace? At most we have 10 or so at the benches at one time then after that we are all out on the roads working.Where are we supposed to 'gather'? we have no office or headquarters to be based at.Why are we a public menace? we are not listening to loud music, we are not rude either. This article has no response from Deliveroo so it's a biased piece of journalism. We have been told not to cycle down Peascod St and if we carry on then we will be fined for it. We are just doing our job. We have constant contact with the council and with Paul Roach which means we are always trying to change how we work. In the end of the day it's a business and it brings money to the area for local restaurants and the riders can earn a good wage. Maybe in future yourself and the writer should get tow points of view instead of making it one sided.

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      • davidlave1234

        16:04, 03 March 2017

        so you admit to going down a street that is shut off to cars after 9am then, so you should be fined

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        • LongWalk

          15:03, 17 March 2017

          May have done in the past but once I saw the signs I stopped, even if it means it takes a little longer to deliver food. You claiming there should be retrospective punishment? What about all the people that drop litter, or smokers that throw butts on the floor, or all the taxi drivers who stop on double yellows?

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        • LongWalk

          15:03, 17 March 2017

          May have done in the past but once I saw the signs I stopped, even if it means it takes a little longer to deliver food. You claiming there should be retrospective punishment? What about all the people that drop litter, or smokers that throw butts on the floor, or all the taxi drivers who stop on double yellows?

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        • LongWalk

          15:03, 17 March 2017

          May have done in the past but once I saw the signs I stopped, even if it means it takes a little longer to deliver food. You claiming there should be retrospective punishment? What about all the people that drop litter, or smokers that throw butts on the floor, or all the taxi drivers who stop on double yellows?

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        • LongWalk

          15:03, 17 March 2017

          May have done in the past but once I saw the signs I stopped, even if it means it takes a little longer to deliver food. You claiming there should be retrospective punishment? What about all the people that drop litter, or smokers that throw butts on the floor, or all the taxi drivers who stop on double yellows?

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