A salon owner who accumulated fines of £17,000 during lockdown in November has stated she will re-open next week.
Salon owner previously fined £17000 plans to re-open next week: Sinead Quinn, owner of Quinn Blakey Hairdressing in Bradford, West Yorkshire, has suggested on social media that her salon will be open on 30th of January. She has called it “The Grand Reopening”. After flouting the rules in November she was handed £17,000 in fixed penalty notices and handed an order to close by magistrates.
Quinn took to Instagram and posted “We’re all opening regardless of lockdown. They can’t control us all when we stand up to them.” In another post she wrote “When is lockdown meant to end? Feb? In February you can bet your life savings that covid-21 will be here and so will your lockdown. I’d like you to sit back and watch it all play out but we’re running out of time”
“Stand up for your freedoms. 30th January. Get up and open your businesses, go out and support those businesses. We are the power, not them.”
In November she put a note on her salon door saying. “I do not consent” citing the Magna Carta, often used in the defense of civil liberties. She was then handed the fines and the closure order. Kirklees Council said the fines have not been paid. And it is building a case to prosecute the salon.
A spokesperson for the council said “With the time given to pay the fines now passed, we have started a prosecution process and are currently putting our case together. This process can take some time and could potentially lead to a trial. Punishment could be an unlimited fine, decided by the court. In the meantime, if further breaches of lockdown rules occur, we will need to take the same appropriate action which will be the case for any business.”
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