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bobm
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« on: June 18, 2017, 12:10:42 PM »

It seems if you took advantage of one of these pristine looking seats at Barnstaple you would not only be trespassing...



..but also have a long wait...



Is this what you call passive provision?
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 12:58:31 PM »

... or profligacy?
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 01:37:57 PM »

If they are accessible as a "garden" to the general public, then what a brilliant idea - perhaps go a little further and add picnic benches.   Even at various unlikely spots, you'll find Dad taking little Johnny to have a look at the trains - "we love it here just watching the occasional train" ...
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 03:26:00 PM »

Unfortunately, they are just decorative.
When the waiting room was refurbished, the benches were too big to fit the space, so were re-appropriated on the former platform as a feature.
The recent spruce up of the overgrowth has just re-exposed them.
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