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The Award for Most Prolific Flyposter in Shepway Goes Too...

November 1, 2017 3:05 PM

Planning notices, sllotape and cable ties removed from Sandgate High Street streetlights / lamp posts Old planning notices on lamp post / street lightIf a person, or a business, walked down a Shepway street and attached signs to streetlamps and other posts on a regular basis, and didn't take them away again soon afterwards, they could well be prosecuted for flyposting.

When Shepway District Council have notices put up near to developments requiring planning permission, they are attached to streetlamps and other posts, and are rarely removed after the notice period expires. They are left to rot, and the tape and ties used often damage and deface the posts they are attached to. Double standards anyone?

In a check on one stretch of Sandgate High Street and Sandgate Esplanade on 1st November, the majority of lamp-posts had sone form of sign or ties left on them. I've removed and tidied up those posts, yielding a bag nearly full of old notices, sellotape (with the residue still stuck to the lamposts in many cases) cable ties and more. Is it too much to ask Shepway to take notices back down again after their use has passed, or, at the very least, for them to be attached in a way that doesn't cause damage to the posts they are attached to?