Advertising van in Wirral lay-by is an eyesore

First published in Letters

EVERY morning for the past two weeks, I have past a large van parked in the lay-by on Brimstage Road, just before the Clatterbridge roundabout, which clearly is solely there to advertise a double-glazing company.

Not only is this an eyesore but it uses up valuable room that might be necessary for an emergency.

I also wonder if this form of advertising is legal, as I'm sure no permit is displayed on the vehicle, and the borough council have no idea of its presence?

This sort of advertising is appearing in many areas of Wirral.

There was one on the A41 in the lay-by, backing on to the cemetery near Carlett Park for months.

This one was advertising some name-and-claim solicitors.

I would like to see the council place some sort of ban on this form of visual pollution, or better still have some fine or penalty for cluttering up our roads and highways.

B Lloyd by email

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1:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Tarkustank says...

You went past a van or passed? I would expect better grammar from both journalist and editor
You went past a van or passed? I would expect better grammar from both journalist and editor Tarkustank
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1:25pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Tarkustank says...

Apologies - I see it was a letter
Apologies - I see it was a letter Tarkustank
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11:37am Thu 12 Jun 14

Roadkill says...

It was sent by email and is still a spelling mistake. The writer might be better served learning how to spell rather than sending such pointless missives to their local paper. Looks like this person has plenty of time on their hands.

A shame that they've assumed that the person advertising their business has not applied for a permit. As well as having the luxury of the entire day to spend driving round, noting where business are placing their advertising, the author of this email seems content to err on the side of the negative. What a miserable human being they must be.
It was sent by email and is still a spelling mistake. The writer might be better served learning how to spell rather than sending such pointless missives to their local paper. Looks like this person has plenty of time on their hands. A shame that they've assumed that the person advertising their business has not applied for a permit. As well as having the luxury of the entire day to spend driving round, noting where business are placing their advertising, the author of this email seems content to err on the side of the negative. What a miserable human being they must be. Roadkill
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11:05am Sun 6 Jul 14

bluey says...

It really annoys me to hear so many people moaning; you pass this possibly twice a day for a few seconds. How does it really affect you? Too much time on your hands I would imagine.
It really annoys me to hear so many people moaning; you pass this possibly twice a day for a few seconds. How does it really affect you? Too much time on your hands I would imagine. bluey
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