Council threatens American Golf over sign

Essex County Standard: Council threatens golf boss over sign Council threatens golf boss over sign

A GOLF shop boss has criticised Colchester Council for threatening to prosecute him after he put a sign on a roundabout.

Nick Tait put up a banner letting customers know they could still use American Golf, in Bakers Lane, Colchester, despite part of the road being closed.

The bridge on the road is being replaced and will be closed for about 20 weeks, with diversion signs in place.

Mr Tait was worried he would lose trade and put up the sign, but was forced to take it down after he was threatened with legal action.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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11:46am Mon 17 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

CBC stop this business telling customers they are still open, even though Bakers Lane is closed to through traffic but they have allowed a massive promotional advertising screen to be installed at the stadium which faces the A12 and is Clearly a much bigger distraction and a danger for motorists.

I know the stadium has planning permission and the other doesn't but CBC are known to be sympathetic with planning approval for their own property above all else. Perhaps the golf company should have a mobile advertising hoarding, which would not need planning permission, that would overcome CBCs jobs worth approach.
CBC stop this business telling customers they are still open, even though Bakers Lane is closed to through traffic but they have allowed a massive promotional advertising screen to be installed at the stadium which faces the A12 and is Clearly a much bigger distraction and a danger for motorists. I know the stadium has planning permission and the other doesn't but CBC are known to be sympathetic with planning approval for their own property above all else. Perhaps the golf company should have a mobile advertising hoarding, which would not need planning permission, that would overcome CBCs jobs worth approach. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 27

4:07pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Hatpeg says...

Wait until the election, there will be posters for Bernard Jenkins etc scattered along the main roads and the council will say nothing.
Wait until the election, there will be posters for Bernard Jenkins etc scattered along the main roads and the council will say nothing. Hatpeg
  • Score: 13

5:10pm Mon 17 Mar 14

mirokou says...

if only they put as much effort into pothole repairs Jobsworth
if only they put as much effort into pothole repairs Jobsworth mirokou
  • Score: 10

6:12pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Ykoops61 says...

I pay for my advertising, so why should AG get it for free - WELL DONE CBC.
About time we had a crack down on illegal advertisements in and around the Borough.
I pay for my advertising, so why should AG get it for free - WELL DONE CBC. About time we had a crack down on illegal advertisements in and around the Borough. Ykoops61
  • Score: -11

6:36pm Mon 17 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

Another case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. Common sense would suggest that they would check what business's would be affected by the road closure and put up signing themselves to show how to get to them, rather than the individual have to resort to these actions. Glad they have seen sense now tho and put up proper signs to show how to get to the Golf club
Another case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. Common sense would suggest that they would check what business's would be affected by the road closure and put up signing themselves to show how to get to them, rather than the individual have to resort to these actions. Glad they have seen sense now tho and put up proper signs to show how to get to the Golf club colcestrian
  • Score: 13

8:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

The Feather Men says...

The road is closed what do you expect the bloke to do?
Ive just moved here and I have been reading some funny stories in this online paper.
I think ive picked the wrong town to settle down in.
Is there something in the water around here?
Leave the guy alone will you and let him get on with his business. I play golf and have now found myself a club
Thanks.
The road is closed what do you expect the bloke to do? Ive just moved here and I have been reading some funny stories in this online paper. I think ive picked the wrong town to settle down in. Is there something in the water around here? Leave the guy alone will you and let him get on with his business. I play golf and have now found myself a club Thanks. The Feather Men
  • Score: 10

10:30pm Mon 17 Mar 14

greenbroker says...

Why is this work taking so long for a small bridge?
Why is this work taking so long for a small bridge? greenbroker
  • Score: 0

7:21am Tue 18 Mar 14

mirokou says...

Ykoops61 wrote:
I pay for my advertising, so why should AG get it for free - WELL DONE CBC.
About time we had a crack down on illegal advertisements in and around the Borough.
I think you missed the point. Because they've closed the road which leads to his business and have done so for months he's just saying he's still open .Its not permanent, but does involve a very large detour to get to his business….
[quote][p][bold]Ykoops61[/bold] wrote: I pay for my advertising, so why should AG get it for free - WELL DONE CBC. About time we had a crack down on illegal advertisements in and around the Borough.[/p][/quote]I think you missed the point. Because they've closed the road which leads to his business and have done so for months he's just saying he's still open .Its not permanent, but does involve a very large detour to get to his business…. mirokou
  • Score: 1

8:28am Tue 18 Mar 14

jim_bo says...

Sadly the planning dept is very quick to enforce the town and country planning act by use of threatening and bulling behaviour.

Stand your ground and put in a planning application, takes 8 weeks to be turned down then you can appeal which takes in excess of 6 months for them to deal with In the meantime they can't do a thing!

Otherwise point out to the planners all the other breaches and inform them your happy to take down your banner once they have been addressed. So that's garden centres, the posters for the food Faye at Cressing temple, every A frame sign in town, the screens at the stadium and any pub banners.

CBC about time you did some proper work instead of attacking businesses trying to earn a crust.
Sadly the planning dept is very quick to enforce the town and country planning act by use of threatening and bulling behaviour. Stand your ground and put in a planning application, takes 8 weeks to be turned down then you can appeal which takes in excess of 6 months for them to deal with In the meantime they can't do a thing! Otherwise point out to the planners all the other breaches and inform them your happy to take down your banner once they have been addressed. So that's garden centres, the posters for the food Faye at Cressing temple, every A frame sign in town, the screens at the stadium and any pub banners. CBC about time you did some proper work instead of attacking businesses trying to earn a crust. jim_bo
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Hatpeg says...

The Feather Men wrote:
The road is closed what do you expect the bloke to do?
Ive just moved here and I have been reading some funny stories in this online paper.
I think ive picked the wrong town to settle down in.
Is there something in the water around here?
Leave the guy alone will you and let him get on with his business. I play golf and have now found myself a club
Thanks.
You will also need a putter.
[quote][p][bold]The Feather Men[/bold] wrote: The road is closed what do you expect the bloke to do? Ive just moved here and I have been reading some funny stories in this online paper. I think ive picked the wrong town to settle down in. Is there something in the water around here? Leave the guy alone will you and let him get on with his business. I play golf and have now found myself a club Thanks.[/p][/quote]You will also need a putter. Hatpeg
  • Score: 0

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