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New guidelines for town centre A-boards
3:00pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
NEW guidelines are being introduced to stop A-board adverts clogging up town centre pavements.
Many businesses use A-boards to attract customers into their premises.
But council officers claim when a number are used they can hinder or impede pedestrians including wheelchair users, the partially sighted and as well as those with pushchairs.
Dorset County Council has produced a policy to manage the way A-boards are used.
A leaflet called ‘A guide to A-board enforcement policy’ is currently being distributed in Dorchester town centre and will be rolled out across Dorset.
It explains how businesses can use these signs without obstruction.
Hilary Cox, the county council's cabinet member for environment, said: “We want to support local businesses but we have had to draw the line somewhere.”
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