on pavement advertising launches in Burnham-On-Sea
guidance is being issued to town centre shops and businesses in
Burnham-On-Sea as part of a clampdown on pavement advertising
consultation with businesses, residents, councillors and council
officers, Burnham's Town Centre Manager has published a new guide
that outlines the laws and policies for 'A-boards', displays and
pavement tables and chairs.
Town Council is keen to encourage pedestrians to use town centre
pavements while also helping traders to promote their businesses.
Milner Simonds, Town Centre Manager, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"A-boards are a really emotive issue locally - traders want
to get the message out about their businesses; passers-by can
label them as hazards; and other businesses call 'foul' when they
perceive another trader has over-stepped the mark."
have worked with planning, highways and enforcement to draft a
straightforward guide to what is permitted, what isn't, and how
to apply for permission."
know that there will be instances where traders will still feel
aggrieved but I hope that by putting this all together in one
document many will feel that a level playing field has been made."
"It is not my role to enforce the rules, I am here to try
and assist businesses and help them get to the answers quicker.
On this sometimes contentious issue I hope the guidance document
full document is available here
as a downloadable PDF document.