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 →

Councillor Seeks New Road Signage Near Schools

A councillor in Northern Ireland is seeking additional funding to install new road safety signage near local schools. William McCandless, an Ulster Unionist councillor in Coleraine, said that the speed that traffic passes some local schools has been raised as a concern by school principals, adding that his party has met with the Northern Irish government to find out what is being done to ensure Read More →

Funding Package Released For UK’s Most Dangerous Road

The A285 in West Sussex – known as Britain’s most dangerous A road – is set to be upgraded thanks to a £1 million investment from the government. Read more Figures from the Road Safety Foundation and insurer Ageas show that the stretch of tarmac, which winds very steeply, saw 23 fatal and serious injury crashes take place between 2012 and 2014, with motorcyclists making Read More →

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Church Seeks Permission For New Signs And Fence

A church in Bournemouth has submitted a planning application for a new fence, as well as new signage to make it easier for people to find it. The Bournemouth Echo reported that the Corpus Christi Church in St James Square in the Boscombe area of the town has requested permission to double the height of its fence, from 0.9m high to 1.8m high in a Read More →

Broken Signage To Blame For Road Traffic Accidents

When used correctly, directional signage can help road users and pedestrians stay safe on their journeys. However, recent findings show they can also account for many injuries when not properly maintained. Analysis of road traffic data from the Department for Transport (DfT) showed 36 motoring injuries have occurred in Hull and East Riding since 2010 due to broken road signs, markings and traffic lights, the Read More →

Toys ‘R’ Us Announces Autism-Friendly Shopping Event

Retailer Toys ‘R’ Us has revealed it will host a special Christmas shopping event for children with autism. Stores around the UK will take a number of steps to make them less stressful environments for children with the condition, such as by dimming the lights, reducing the use of fluorescent lighting where possible and introducing autism-friendly signage boards designed to provide a more calming influence. Read More →

120 Days Of Snow Predicted

Bad news for people across the UK – we can apparently expect to see 120 days of snow hit us over the winter period, something that is sure to come as a bit of a shock given the very mild autumn we’ve all enjoyed so far. Forecaster for Exacta Weather James Madden was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying that there will be several Read More →

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