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Society forced to remove its show banner

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.

Posted by Bill on 27 March 2012 at 18:59

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.

Posted by john mack on 24 March 2012 at 06:35

its all a bit pathetic really

Posted by albert on 23 March 2012 at 11:41

There is a difference between a badly painted bed sheet and a well designed banner. From recent experience, a council in Middlesex requires that a licence is obtained by any organisation wishing to display a banner. For a PTA, a charity or an amature society there is no fee, just a simple matter of informing the council of when, where and the duration. Perhaps this could be adopted thus making those unlicenced banners, which are eye-sores, pieces of litter to be removed.

Posted by Charlie on 23 March 2012 at 09:00

i think its disgusting that the council has felt the need to take down the amateurs banner on netherhall corner.its thoroughly disgusting. its ok for them to leave up the birthday banners and table top sales but something as important as this and promotes maryport, well you have excelled yourselves this time. well i shall be doing a mr leighton and taking down any adverts for church sales, etc in the near future. cant believe how petty they are being.

Posted by janis houghton on 22 March 2012 at 23:32

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