Chairman Concerned About ‘Noisy’ Signs

porthcressa signsMore advertising signboards are going up at Porthcressa Bank.

Planners have agreed to add four new spaces, which will means there’ll now be seven blocks of advertising.

Cllr Fran Grottick hoped that the extra spaces might prevent unofficial signs, “popping up all over the place.”

Fran warned that those pavement signs could obstruct pedestrians and the Council should “give a thought to the public realm.”

And Cllr Gordon Bilsborough wanted monitoring of the type of signs that were being erected.

But Council Chairman Amanda Martin had a different concern.

She told the meeting that she had been for a walk and could hear the signs.

They were “banging and clattering” in the wind, making “an awful noise.”

She wanted action because she said the disturbance “must be horrendous” for people living nearby.

Planner Lisa Walton confirmed the message would be sent back to the workers who will place the boards.



6 Responses to Chairman Concerned About ‘Noisy’ Signs

  1. Hudson March 23, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Chairman,
    Look around you is the sound of a few signs rattling all that you can find to concern yourself with? You are responsible for the dysfunctional mess that is our council.
    You have been the single most significant factor in bringing it to its knees.

  2. Wendy March 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

    “Banging and clattering” making an awful hash of things! That is what you should be worried about.
    Madam you have ushered in the most haphazard, ineffectual and disjointed managment of our Islands in their history, that is what I believe an increasing number of residents are finding truly “horrendous”.

  3. Jann March 11, 2016 at 12:03 am

    ….half the council are in there making the noise

  4. RogerP March 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I would suggest the Chair walks past the Mermaid especially when they are open after midnight to hear what real disturbing noise sounds like.

    • Fred Up March 11, 2016 at 7:06 am

      The following morning can I suggest that she negotiates the pavements at the other end of town while pushing a wheelchair.
      Time was that the route was kept clear for pedestrians of swinging signs, benches, potted plants et al.
      On the other hand concentrate on the big issues Chairman and try to get your facts right; we, the electorate, cherish the truth from those who represent us and an ability to understand budgets is a bonus.

  5. Early Adopter March 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Digital displays are becoming quite common on the mainland There must be an big corporation that could put up new plasma screens and charge local businesses to advertise. Maybe the council could pay 20% of the installation costs too. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that fits completely with the smart islands vision…