The Virtual Museum’s latest hi-lighting of the ‘menace’ of A boards on the streets of Bath has brought a pretty half-hearted response from B&NES.
They stretch half way across Union Street
These on-street pop-up adverts are spreading like a rash around the city. The A boards in Union Street now stretch half way across this pedestrianised thoroughfare.
It is an obstacle to the old and partially-sighted. Are we supposed to leap over them?
Seems everywhere you look A-boards are springing up. There is not room on many pavements for wheel chairs or push chairs – let alone people.
Today (Wednesday, April 6th) B&NES say:
‘After announcing that the proliferation of A-Boards was of concern, the Cabinet are reviewing the Council policy towards them in May with a view to taking a more proactive approach to reducing the visual and safety impact that A-Boards have on our streets.
This will involve an active engagement process with retailers by officers that will inform them of the limited conditions for their usage.’
That’s a very wordy way of saying they are taking no immediate action to clear the streets!
Why wait until May. What are the rules and why aren’t the boards being cleared now. They are happy to organise the collection of gulls’ nests – so send a lorry around to pick up the boards.