Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Elderly Newport Residents Calling For New Road Safety Measures

Elderly and disabled residents in one Newport street are calling on their local city council to introduce new traffic calming measures, including reducing the speed limit to 20 mph. Speaking to the South Wales Argus, resident Edward Robinson claimed that the drop kerbs are not up to scratch, and that the road should be resurfaced with tarmac, rather than the concrete that’s currently in place. Read More →

Food Waste Signage Boards To Feature In Supermarkets

Figures from waste and recycling advisory organisation Wrap show that around 7.3 million tonnes of food waste was thrown away from households in the UK in 2015, up from the seven million tonnes binned back in 2012. Wasting food is not only bad for the environment because it generates greenhouse gasses, but it’s also bad for people’s back pockets – which is why we’re sure Read More →

What Are The Rules For External Advertising Signage?

If you want to commission some new external signage for your business that advertises a particular service, product or event you’re involved with, there are some regulations you need to be aware of. Primary among them is that if you’re planning to have advertising signage that’s larger than 0.3m, or that’s illuminated regardless of the size, you’ll need to apply for planning permission. This applies Read More →

Take Care With External Signage In Strong Winds!

There’s much talk going on at the moment about snowbombs and thundersnow, so it’s likely that parts of the UK will find themselves in the grips of a real storm sooner rather than later, thanks to an Arctic front that’s supposed to hit the country any day now. But there may be a bigger worry for some than the impending snow. Severe weather warnings for Read More →

Have Public Toilets Become Discriminatory?

A research project has been ongoing, led by a team from Sheffield Hallam University, to revolutionise the concept of the public toilet amid concerns that societal and cultural change in modern society has resulted in such facilities becoming discriminatory against some demographics who need to use them. Around The Toilet – as the project has been dubbed – explores the toilet as somewhere that covers Read More →

£21m For Welsh Drivers in Council Parking Fines

Figures obtained by BBC Wales News show that in the last three years, motorists in Wales have been fined almost £21 million for parking rule contraventions – which suggests that perhaps local councils would be wise to use better car park signage moving forward. Over 600,000 tickets were handed out by Welsh councils between 2013 and 2016, with The Strand in Swansea emerging as the Read More →