Key deal ends row over gate at shops.
A ROW over a gate blocking traders in a Coventry shopping street has been resolved after an angry business owner took action.
Noel Downey, 48, who owns Auto Pitstop in Jubilee jubilee (j`bĭlē), in the Bible, a year when alienated property and land were restored, slaves were manumitted, debts were forgiven, and a general sabbatical year was observed in Crescent crescent, emblematic representation of the quarter moon. The crescent and star, ancient Byzantine symbols that became the emblems of Constantinople, were also assumed as the standard of the Ottoman Turks. , Radford, Coventry Radford is a suburb of Coventry, located approximately 2 miles north of Coventry city centre.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Radford was turning from a largely undeveloped rural area into one of Coventry's major manufacturing areas. , was furious when a gate belonging to a private firm went up at an entrance to an alley behind his property last week.
Mr Downey and some friends removed the gate after letters and a petition failed to resolve the problem.
He claimed the gate prevented emergency vehicle access to Jubilee Crescent and put him and his wife Pauline, 48, in danger because they were forced to go down a dark alley after work.
He negotiated with the owners of the gate and put it back up on the condition all shops and businesses on the street were given keys.
Mr Downey said: "It's now been resolved but it's a shame that it had to come down to this."