The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Webteam: September 2016
Your 'Concern of the Week' relates to the numbers of advertising placards and boards that have appeared in and around the village and within the heart of the conservation area.
Accepting that signage is temporarily installed to advertise annual village events such as the 'Annual Show' and the 'Tattenhall Beer Festival' and accepting that as a village we support 'Remembrance' with poppies attached to many of our central lampposts during early November, it would appear that the increased incidence of advertising placards and boards is irritating many of you to the point that it has now been raised with our Parish Council.
Specific controls and consents relating to outdoor advertising within our village and the impact on our local environment is for others to decide (Tattenhall Online is apolitical) but it would appear that many of you consider that the installation of an increasing number of advertising placards and boards within the village, on our highways and within our immediate boundaries, is unacceptable.
This member of the Webteam, therefore, went out to undertake a brief investigation of your 'Concern of the Week' ... (click on each image to enlarge).
Directional signs to 'The Chestnut Grange' development can also be seen within and around the village but these appear to be instantly recognisable in the style of the official yellow and black AA signs. These signs, however, are more discrete, fewer in number and appear in high concentration only at the entrance to that development.
'New builds' aside, other placards and boards have also appeared.
An example of this is at 'Rose Corner' where yellow 'Wasp Nest Removal' advertising signs are now prominent both at the edge of the road and on the traffic island. The traffic island itself now houses 5 advertising and/or directional signs, other than the 'Give Way' instruction which might be regarded to be more important than the others combined.
Doubtless you have other examples since this issue has been raised at the September meeting of our Parish Council — send us your thoughts and photos.
Our thanks to a 'Tattysnapper' who assisted with the photographs.
(we emphasise that Tattenhall Online is apolitical and that this 'Concern of the Week' reflects local views)
High St Car Park, MALPAS
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