Fury at Liverpool University freshers stunt as main road is blocked by dozens of deckchairs that had been laid out by staff to welcome new students forcing drivers into TWO MILE detour
- Cars could be banned from the area until September 25
Deckchairs laid out for University of Liverpool freshers have been branded a ‘joke’ by furious drivers who had to make a two-mile detour.
The chairs laid out along Brownlow Hill in the city centre were placed to welcome tens of thousands of students who are starting university this week.
A temporary ban on cars using the area has not gone down well with commuters, with one person taking to X – formerly Twitter – to complain about the ‘two-plus-mile detour because of a load of empty deckchairs’.
All vehicles are prohibited from driving on the road until September 25, Liverpool Council said.
The University of Liverpool recently found itself in hot water after it sent 119 emails offering places to would-be students in error.
The chairs laid out along Brownlow Hill in the city centre were placed to welcome tens of thousands of students to University of Liverpool – but have caused fury for drivers
Following the mistake, the university said it was ‘extremely sorry’.
For those wanting to drive through the city centre, signed diversions have been put in place for the duration of the closure at Brownlow Hill’s easterly junction with Mount Pleasant.
This is not the first time the deckchairs have been used for freshers’ week. In 2021, they were laid out in Abercromby Square.
The council is also promoting a ‘car-free day’ on September 22 where motorists are encouraged to walk, ride or use public transport.