Council hand deliver letter to warn publican over fly posting in Wimblington

A WIMBLINGTON pub promised to urgently remove signs stuck on lamp posts around the village promoting their “award winning” food.

Their swift response came after Fenland District Council hand delivered a letter today threatening legal action unless they did so.

A spokesman for Fenland District Council said: “We have taken action as soon as our attention was drawn to these signs, which are a clear breach of planning law.

“In line with the regulations on fly posting, we hand delivered a letter to the Anchor today [Wednesday], giving them two days to remove the signs themselves.

“If they fail to do that, we will remove the signs and consider prosecution.


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“If we have to remove them, the Anchor will incur costs of �125 per sign.”

The man overseeing both the Anchor and the Dog and Doublet at Whittlesey – who described himself only as Adam- said the signs had been removed on his instructions.

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He felt the council had “overeacted but obviously we don’t want to do anything to upset the village and we employ people from the village and hope to continue to do so.”

He blamed an “over enthusiastic” employee for ordering the signs to be put up and said he said they should have been removed yesterday “but if they haven’t been they will be taken down within the hour”.

The council spokesman added: “We do all we can to combat fly posting throughout the district.

“We can only act when we are made aware of specific instances. Anyone who sees this kind of advertising should report it by e-mailing us on planningenforcement@fenland.gov.uk or calling 01354 654321.”

The council acted after we reported that a complaint had been made on the FixMyStreet website which collates complaints to local councils.

A message posted on the website on Sunday claimed the pub “is fly posting signs onto street lamps, posts, poles, etc all around Wimblington. The latest one has now been put up on March Road.

“No wonder we are no longer the Best Kept Village.”

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