Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Glasgow's Street Graffiti (2)

Here's an interesting extract from The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations which state that advertising boards:

"May be displayed only on, or within the curtilage of, the property to which they relate. Boards displayed elsewhere (e.g. on the Highway or attached to street furniture) are unauthorised."  

Yet these ghastly signs are everywhere, cluttering up our streets and public spaces, just so that estate agents can enjoy free advertising.

I do wonder why Glasgow City Council is not much more proactive about tackling this street graffiti by insisting that local estate agents take them down. 

Glasgow's Street Graffiti 1 (23/06/20)

Here's a small selection of the 'street graffiti' I came across during a short walk the other day through just one small part of Glasgow city centre. 

Estate agents put these signs up everywhere - on street lamps, public notices and the common parts of private buildings.

I suppose estate agents regard these signs as free advertising, but to my mind they're just 'street graffiti' which local people and Glasgow City Council ought to do something about.

More to follow soon and when I get a minute I'm going to drop a note to my local Glasgow councillors.