My Cafe\ property is in the main bus stop in Ross On Wye. The number 33 bus runs every hour through Ross to Gloucester and Hereford and Vice versa every hour. This bus stop is right outside my cafe and is extremely busy, with about 100 people a day catching it at various times. There is NO seating for those wanting for the bus. People lean and sit on the window ledge which has caused major damage to it over the years. For the last 4 years i have regularly repaired the ledge with wood filler, it has been repainted 3 times and now is in dire need of replacement.
i have managed to find a company willing to do this but the cost is £1000. My business is very small, we are a community asset giving time to promote tourism in the area, a friendly place to sit if your on your own and need a bit of company , offering good home cooked food and a smiling face.
i am fully responsible for the upkeep of my property, and have to be very aware of health and safety where members of the public are concerned. I feel this damage is not general wear and tear, it has been done by Stage Coach customers and as such I would love some assistance with this huge repair bill please. We have all sat or leaned on a window ledge when waiting for a bus or a friend with no thought to the the damage being done and the cost involved. I sure won't do it again, big learning curve. Thank you