Cash transportation company Loomis who do business with the Sainsburys Local on Boston Manor Road are totally taking the Mickey. Local resident Nigel Brooks took this photo of a Loomis security van mounting the pavement adjacent to a pedestrian crossing at 8.20am this morning. As well as endangering pedestrians large vehicles like this on brand new pavements smash them up pretty quickly. Judging by the four large vehicles stopped adjacent to the Sainsbury’s in this photo it looks like the delivery drivers are just ignoring the zigzags.
If you use this branch of Sainsbury’s please bend the manager’s ear. I have reported it to the police. I will get round there tomorrow. I have also written to Loomis having talked to their operations people on the phone on two previous occasions. In this case the driver needs firing frankly. These vehicles are simply not entitled to be on the pavement at any time.
I talked to the store manager Miriam on Saturday and this morning I got the following response from Loomis on Twitter (quite a good way of getting in their faces):
@philjvtaylor – thanks for your tweet. We are investigating and will revert asap.
— Loomis UK (@LoomisUK) March 11, 2013