Day: 15 December 2018

Shropshire Council has been flirting with plans to licence every A-Board in the county. Those ideas didn’t get through the Place Overview Committee yesterday. Everyone agreed that a licencing and charging scheme was the wrong approach. Instead, the committee asked officers to work with local councillors and communities to draw up clearer guidance on where A-Boards can be placed to ensure safety of pavement users, including those with limited mobility and visual impairment. We agreed it would more effective for responsibility for “policing” of A-Boards should be devolved from Shropshire Council to town councils. This is good news. Shropshire Council should not overregulate and we should manage the day-to-day business of the town ourselves.

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