Birmingham news Couple demand school apology after 'greasy' gate leaves coats stained PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Philip Webb said he was 'upset and angry because they were perfectly good coats' until they were stained at Newcastle-under-Lyme School gates
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An angry couple are demanding an apology from a school - after a 'greasy' gate left their coats permanently stained. Dog owners Philip and Helen Webb were on a walk when they moved to one side of Palmer's Way, to let someone pass report s Stoke On Trent Live. But they say they came into contact with a gate leading to the playing field at Newcastle-under-Lyme School - and then discovered their coats covered in grease. The couple have now complained to the independent school. Mrs Webb, 73, said: “We feel really annoyed. At first, I was expecting them to reimburse us with the money for the coats. "But since it’s gone on, I’m more angry. It’s not good enough for a school as big as them. Newcastle-under-Lyme school in an independent school in Mount Pleasant, Staffordshire “I am disappointed with how the school has handled the situation. The stains are quite visible. There’s no way you could wear them. "That same afternoon we went to the dry cleaners, and they said it was like axle grease, and there was no way it would come out.” Read More Related Articles 'We'll be back to square one again' - Birmingham parents share their thoughts on schools reopening Read More Related Articles Redditch couple heartbroken after builder 'vanished with £2,000 and left kitchen in a mess' The couple says they have had to buy raincoats - and wear fleeces underneath to keep them warm. The stained coats belonging to Philip and Helen Webb (Image: Steve Bould Stoke On Trent Live) Mr Webb, 75, said: “With this social distancing, we stepped back towards the railings to let other people pass because we had the dogs.
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. She turned around, and she had got it down her coat as well.” Newcastle-under-Lyme School declined to comment to StokeonTrentLive.
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Mr Webb added: “They were winter coats. They have a permanent stain on them now. It’s gone into the material. “I am upset and angry because they were perfectly good coats until this happened. It’s an annoyance that the school hasn't accepted responsibility. "In our view, it is their responsibility because it’s part of the school grounds. It separates the playing fields from the footpath.
“We’d like a reply from the school and an apology.” Mr Webb's coat is two years old, while Mrs Webb has had her coat for four years. StokeonTrentLive understands that the school says it is not responsible for the grease on the gate. But Philip and Helen believe the school applied the grease in an attempt to stop trespassers onto the playing field.
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