One of the shop owners (a computer shop) looted by the rioters recently in Wolverhampton is unable to open his shop for business.
His insurers refuse to have anything to do with him until he has steel shutters on his shop front... just like most of the other shops in the row already have and in view of recent events, a reasonable request from the insurers.
WCC, however, will not grant him emergency planning permission to have them fitted and he now has to wait between 8 and 12 weeks unable to trade.
WCC have told him there will be no problem but refuse to allow him to take immediate action.
What a bunch of bureaucratic jobsworths.