Calls for council to tackle increasing amount of illegal signs

By Mike Lewis in Other News

ABERAERON town councillors have renewed their calls for Ceredigion County Council to combat the growth in illegal signage around the town.

Members say they have been inundated with complaints about the signs which – they claim – pose a hazard for both pedestrians and motorists.

“I’ve had so many complaints about signage on grass verges and tied to posts along the A487 that I’ve reported it to the South Wales Trunk Road Agency,” Cllr Elizabeth Evans told colleagues.

“They not only pose a danger for pedestrians, they can also distract drivers.

“One disabled lady had her face clipped by a sign at the corner of London House – I’m pursuing this issue because it is dangerous and, for this lady, particularly upsetting.”

Cllr Neris Lloyd described the amount of signage which had gone up on pavements as “absolutely ridiculous”.

Cllr Evans felt it was up to the local authority to make a stand. “It’s so frustrating because until the county council can advance this issue all we’re going to get is complaints,” she added.

“It’s not as if they’re not aware of it."

Ceredigion County Council declined to comment on the issue with the local council elections taking place in two weeks’ time.

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