Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fly-Posters Run Amok: Town Smothered - Where Is Rapid Response Team?

On Saturday I took these pictures around the town. A frankly, unbelievable quantity of illegal fly-posting.

Someone has shown great exuberance and placed posters for a funfair EVERYWHERE.

Whilst the Town Council's railings on The Green are appropriate, the other locations that include Co-op hoardings, church car park, railings at Bedford Sq, electricity sub station Tithe Farm Rd, roundabout at Chequers including railings at side and at central reservations, and tied to sundry poles and posts throughout the central area are not acceptable.

Given that the posters are all for T G Smith's funfair, I was  hoping that CBC officers would be impressed upon to take swift action and enforce any appropriate penalties where necessary.

Today, 4 days after I wrote to Highways, I get the standard "our technicians have 5 working days to inspect and update the report, or 10 working days for street lighting issues" email back. I don't think this is good enough. We need a rapid response team!

Railings here would require permission from Highways, Central Bedfordshire Council

Railings here would require permission from Houghton Regis Town Council




Bedfordshire County Council noticeboard: normally disused, perhaps one of the few realistically legitimate places to put posters, provided they have permission from the successor council,Central BEdfordshire Council.
Railings here would require permission from Martin Slowe Estates who own Bedford Square.





I'm presuming they don't have permission from the Electricty folk ! Or from the Co-op who own the lease on the land here in the town centre, below.

Church car park, privately owned, CBC managed




More at Hillborough shops and elsewhere! It's ridiculous! 
I'm minded to do everything I can to stop them coming back!

Guidance Notes on tackling this problem can be found here (pdf file)










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