KFC and kebab takeaway fined for breaking coronavirus regulations

first_imgKFC and Bodrum Kebab takeaway on Cowley Road have been hit with fines from the Oxford City Council after breaking COVID-19 restrictions. Since receiving the fines there have been no further reportsof either business breaching the regulations. Both businesses are also still inoperation, with advertised opening hours at KFC at between 11:00-22:00, withdelivery extending to 23:45. The Oxford City Council said: “Although takeaways cancontinue operating after 10pm using a delivery service, click-and-collect ordrive-thru, the law forbids them from taking orders and serving food in theirpremises or at their door after 10pm”. Image credit: Steve Daniels Both businesses have been charged £1,000 after enforcementofficers from the newly formed COVID Secure Team witnessed the companiescontinuing to serve customers after 10pm. Councillor Upton also states that city-centre pubs and bars have “gone above and beyond” to protect their staff and customers. She added: “The vast majority of businesses are complying with the new rules.” The Council said that both takeaways were visited aftercomplaints from the public. When officers visited, they saw KFC continuing toserve customers on three separate occasions after 10pm, while Bodrum Kebabstaff were seen serving customers and taking orders at the door at 11:59pm on Friday2nd October. The City Council is able to fine businesses up to £10,000 for breaking the COVID-19 regulations, but given that it was the businesses’ first infraction, chose to set the fine at £1,000. A manager at Bodrum’s Kebab told the BBC when contacted that they “served customers who have a car outside” and that they “are allowed to sell to customers with vehicles outside”. She went on to say: “Some people are jealous that we are getting customers.” KFC and Bodrum’s Kebab have been contacted for comment. Councillor Louise Upton said: “Any businesses that break the coronavirus rules are irresponsibly making the city less safe for everyone, and they should know that we will take action against them.”last_img read more

Wales Street parents surveyed about Modern Greek

first_imgParents at Wales Street Primary School have responded to a survey, asking whether they want Modern Greek to be returned to the curriculum.To use an old Greek word, it’s democracy, and that’s what happens, and that’s life.Parent advocate, Angelo Dritsas, said he was pleased with the wording of the survey, issued by independent education consultant Howard Kelly. “It asks people to indicate their preference, whether they’d like just Italian or the three-language program,” he told Neos Kosmos.Parents had until Wednesday December 1 to return the survey and Mr Dritsas said Mr Kelly would then compile a report with a recommendation for the school’s LOTE program for 2011.The school, in Melbourne’s inner north, used to offer students a choice between Italian, Greek and Mandarin, but school council decided to end the Greek and Mandarin programs at the start of this year.While the school council reported positive feedback with the change, the Victorian education department intervened last month, sending Mr Kelly to issue another survey. Wales Street Principal Chris Sexton said, while it was “certainly a reworking” for the school council, the school community seemed to be happy with the process.“To use an old Greek word, it’s democracy, and that’s what happens, and that’s life,” he told Neos Kosmos. Mr Dritsas said he was confident there would be enough parent interest to get Modern Greek returned to the school.”We’re quietly confident we’ll get over the line,” he said.Mr Dritsas said the survey mentioned that the increased LOTE program would attract state government funding, secured by local Labor MPs Jenny Mikakos and Fiona Richardson. Both Mr Dritsas and Mr Sexton said they were confident the change in state government would not affect the funding. Mr Dritsas said he expects the report to be submitted to the school in the coming weeks. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more