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Sign pollution

On 18 Jul 2011 at 4:35pm Mona wrote:
It should be made a criminal offence to not take down notices and posters after an event has been held. There are still signs up warning of delays for the childrens moving on parade and posters advertising that tropicana event in the old bus station on 2nd July.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 5:56pm the old mayor wrote:
I agree. But in Lewes there are some very helpful people (mainly busybodies) who do remove them, as I have had several thrown over my fence from the main road.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 8:10pm The New Mayor wrote:
Could say the same for the panto advertisements usually up Nevill Road.
More than ofter end up in the road or in the Green.
Same could be said for the Lewes Operatics and Lewes FC posters. Seen a few in places still advertising last seasons games.
On 19 Jul 2011 at 1:10am criminal offence wrote:
criminal offence seems a bit harsh. As i understand it you need permission from the town council to put signs up and are already required by law to take them down afterthe event. This happened to a friend of mine (not in Lewes) who was not only threatened with court action but also required to pay a fine of 70 pounds and then had the local tax office investigate her - all becasue she sold a few tomato plants on a table top in her front garden for charity !!!

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