Monday, December 22, 2008

Tokyo? - or rural Wales

I recall falling into debate with the Local Highway Authority in Powys some year's ago concerning a request from a Newtown business to take over the maintenance of the roundabout from which access is gained to Powys College. The sign was to be made of wood and about 24 inches by 12 inches. I saw it, and it was a very tasteful sign. It was refused because it might prove to be a distraction to motorists.

Well, I took a photograph at the same location today. (You can see the aforementioned roundabout, top left). I really don't think I need to say much - except that one of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales' concerns is the growth of unnecessary 'clutter' which disfigures the beautiful countryside of rural Wales.

1 comment:

suzy davies said...

Think the fact that these are all "To Let" and "For Sale" signs for commercial properties on a formerly thriving DBRW site worthy of a mention.

As Lib Dem representation over the years has done nothing to persuade WAG that there is life between the A5 and the A465, I suspect these signs will escape the attention of Ieuan Wyn Jones - as he flies overhead admiring the gorgeous scenery.