Issued: 03 October 2006
Pavement Goods and Signs - Promotion or Pest?
Angus Council wants to know whether you think signs and goods for sale on public footways are welcome promotions or unwelcome pests.
The council is carrying out a survey about the use of advertising signs and the display of goods for sale on public footways, to inform a decision on their future regulation in Angus.
A council spokesperson said: "Promotional signs or goods for sale in front of shops and businesses are fairly commonplace nowadays in our town centres. But what can be a boon to business can also be an obstacle for pedestrians, particularly those having to manoeuvre baby buggies or those with impaired vision or mobility.
"Recent legislation gives local authorities more powers to deal with pavement signs and displays but before making a policy decision the council wants to find out how the Angus public thinks we should deal with them."
The council wants to know if you would prefer it to: -
1. remove all obstructions from the public footway, within the limits of the legislation
2. allow signs, displays etc where they do not inhibit movement on the footways
3. continue with the current practice of taking action on individual safety concerns
The survey (Consultation On Advertising Signs/Display Of Goods For Sale On The Public Footway) is available on the Have Your Say section of the council's website at www.angus.gov.uk/hys and should be returned by post or email by Monday 23 October.