Society forced to remove its show banner
Last updated at 21:04, Thursday, 22 March 2012
A crackdown on banners at Maryport’s Netherhall Corner has forced the town’s amateur dramatics society off its key “advertising” site after 30 years.
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this is another example of why Allerdale Council's reputation is so bad. They took over parking from the County Council and caused havoc, they took over licensing and have been as bad e.g. Maryport Blues and persecution of the Lifeboat landlord, planning is a joke, e.g.their failure thus far to protect Maryport from the threat to it's biggest asset, Deer Park Field, look at the mess they made of the Cloffocks and the threat they pose to allmost every event proposed by community groups and others trying to give all of us something to enjoy and appreciate. It may seem I have a down on Allerdale Council but I have to explain that it is not the Councillors themselves I blame because I do admire them for their unselfish contribution to society, it's their officers who seem to me to be penned into such small specialist jobs with no facility for applying a human touch or even logic that they have to be seen as troublesoeme to justify their employment. This action over a professionally made sign which inconveniences no one and helps the society to promote its good work and in any case is for such a short period is surely an example.
I first arrived in Maryport in august 1969, and one of the first things I saw was the ad lib signs at netherhall corner, I though it was a good way to advertise local events, and I have enjoyed reading them over the years. Yes some of them were left to long, and some were tatty, but some were also very well done. I think they should be allowed to stay.
its all a bit pathetic really