Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Ban on unlawful posters

UNLAWFUL advertisements in Goring could be taken down by the parish council.

UNLAWFUL advertisements in Goring could be taken down by the parish council.

The council has adopted a new policy whereby it will remove posters that aren’t permitted under planning law.

This will apply to advertisments promoting a commercial venture or which have no connection to Goring, Streatley or South Stoke.

However, it does not apply to community events that are sponsored by a business such as an estate agent.

Posters will also be removed if they are larger than 0.6 sq m or are placed in areas where they might distract drivers.



The council says posters should not be put up more than two weeks before an event and must be removed within 24 hours afterwards.

It may allow larger banners in certain instances but permission must be sought first.

The policy applies to land and street furniture belonging to the parish council as well as South Oxfordshire District Council, Oxfordshire County Council and Network Rail.

Unauthorised posters on private land are the district council’s responsibility.

Deputy parish chairman John Wills, who proposed the scheme, said some councillors had strong feelings on the issue and it was important to maintain the “aesthetic of the village”.



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