Protecting Society From The Scourge Of….Flakes In Ice Cream?

August 20, 2013 6 Comments
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This is why you must pay your council tax, folks:

Despite good weather, it has been a bad week for Sussex’s ice cream sellers.

One trader has been warned he could face eviction unless he stops serving cones with a flake while another has been banned from playing his jingle.

OK, yes, the jingles can be annoying, but…what is the issue with flakes?

Alex Mills, 23, has operated milkshake bar Shake and Bake on Bognor promenade for three years, but has been told flakes, sprinkles and sauce breaches the terms of his lease.

Licensing bosses from Arun District Council have said out of fairness to other outlets on the seafront, he should not be selling traditional 99 ice cream cones with a flake.

Because, presumably, they do hold a full council-granted Flake Supply License and don’t want competition?

I mean, if not for the council regulating this important issue, why, you could walk into just any ice-cream sellers and get served an ice cream with a flake in it. It’d be anarchy!

“The crazy thing is I can sell them separately but not together.”

Well, maybe that’s your answer? Sell them in little ‘Emergency Flake’ kits, and tell your customers they are sticking it to the man by indulging in a spot of DIY..

A spokesman for Arun District Council said: “We like to have a balance of concessions along Bognor Regis seafront and Mr Mills freely entered into a lease with the council last year to operate his milkshake concession.

“He personally negotiated and agreed the terms of the lease. The council has not varied the terms of his lease since it was agreed.

“The council has been in lengthy discussions with Mr Mills on a variety of other lease issues over many months.”

Maybe he wouldn’t be such a pain in the proverbial if you’d just learn a little common sense?

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6 Responses to Protecting Society From The Scourge Of….Flakes In Ice Cream?

  1. mikebravo
    August 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Mr Mills has clearly been taking liberties over a number of months. What would the world come to if people just started providing goods to people who wanted them without the requisite license provided by a shiny arsed bureaucrat?
    They should send the rozzers round to tip up his ice cream cart and give him a good tazering.
    Bloody tradesmen!

  2. August 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Reminds me of those suburban gits who move into the countryside, then complain about the cock crowing.

  3. August 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    We no longer live under the Rule of Law, we are ruled by laws. Just how many more of these petty rules do we need!!

    Just released….

    The Control of Noise (Code of Practice on Noise from Ice-Cream Van Chimes Etc.) (England) Order 2013

    This Order (which applies to England) approves a code of practice which has been prepared by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to give guidance on methods for minimising noise from loudspeakers fixed to vehicles used for the conveyance and the sale to the public of a perishable commodity for human consumption (ice-cream van chimes).

    link to legislation.gov.uk

  4. August 21, 2013 at 5:40 am

    This guy’s out of luck if he decides to turn up in Sussex, I guess..!

  5. August 21, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I mean, if not for the council regulating this important issue, why, you could walk into just any ice-cream sellers and get served an ice cream with a flake in it. It’d be anarchy!

    Can’t see there’s anything I can add.

  6. August 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

    …and the ‘Flake’ salesman, on his rounds to find new customers said….

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