Trigg resident starts petition in support of Yelo Cafe

Trigg resident starts petition in support of Yelo Cafe

A TRIGG resident has started an online petition to present to the City of Stirling h in support of Yelo Cafe.

The City recently launched legal action against the popular Trigg coffee destination for alleged breaches of approval conditions.

The petitioner said the action was dealing with ‘trivial issues’ such as ensuring the venue’s veranda had no more than five tables and 20 people.

“We have lived in Trigg for over 25 years and Yelo is the best thing to happen to the suburb since the beach,” they said.

“It is a place for the community to meet, hang out, drink good coffee, eat good food and relax; it is now an important and positive part of the social fabric of Trigg.”

However, Stirling health and compliance manager Peter Morrison said Yelo had continued to breach their current take-away planning approval.

Mr Morrison said the City received 11 complaints per month about parking and traffic complaints.

“The City understands and appreciates that patrons of Yelo consider it to be a valuable asset for the Trigg area however, regardless of this the City cannot put aside the local residents and how the operations of Yelo impact on their amenity,” he said.

Resident Liz Caren said she was concerned about the impact of the City’s actions on the business.

“I am a rate payer in the City of Stirling and I object to my rates being put towards launching this legal action against the owner of the Yelo cafe,” she said.

Trigg resident Katrien Dempsey said she lived around the corner from the cafe.

“I walk there and the traffic doesn’t affect me, what affects me is the abalone season parking when people park in my driveway,” she said.

“Yelo’s success should not be made responsible for illegal parking.”