Cafe sign falls down in Cowley Road closing pavement

The fallen shop sign in Cowley Road (Pic: Twitter/@properellipsis

The fallen shop sign in Cowley Road (Pic: Twitter/@properellipsis

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A CAFE sign has fallen down in Oxford’s Cowley Road this morning.

The white signage for Millefeuille cafe and patisserie broke off and is lying across a pavement.

Police tape is restricting access to the cafe and premises on each side, including Baltic Food and the Greek Taverna restaurant.

Amy, supervisor at Rick’s Cafe two units away, said: “The sign has just broken off. It was like that in the morning when I came into work so it must have happened overnight.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

Oxford City Council spokeswoman Louisa Dean said: “We will be visiting the premises on the Cowley Road to inspect the sign that appears to have fallen onto the pavement to see what action our Building Control Surveyors will take.

“We will be ensuring that the area is safe for the public. We are grateful for the Oxford Mail for highlighting the issue.”

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11:12am Fri 13 Jun 14

Neonlights says...

“I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

Well you have now love.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before.” Well you have now love. Neonlights
  • Score: -8

11:13am Fri 13 Jun 14

ashleyc says...

Noticed this on the way to work this morning, this sign isn't even very old. Good to know pride in workmanship is alive and well.
Noticed this on the way to work this morning, this sign isn't even very old. Good to know pride in workmanship is alive and well. ashleyc
  • Score: 12

11:30am Sat 14 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

I reckon it would've taken less time to pull the sign down the rest of the way, than it did to put the police tape up.
I reckon it would've taken less time to pull the sign down the rest of the way, than it did to put the police tape up. Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -3

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