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Pavement Sign Protest

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7:37am 6th September 2013
(Updated 2:36pm 6th September 2013)

A Dorchester business is planning a public protest on the high street after worries that Dorset County Council will remove their signs.

Enforcement policies were brought out last week by the council who say signs have been clogging the pavements.

New rules include stating the maximum size and position of A-boards and saying businesses can only have one sign.

Anyone found breaking the rules will have their boards taken away.

Gemma Cornick, owner of The Flower Shop of Dorchester, says they'll be forgotten in Durngate Street without their A-boards, and she's ready to protest if the council cross her, "Our day-to-day trade would half, and potentially we might not be here. So, we will not let them take them, to the extent that we will chain ourselves to the A-boards than let them take them."

She added that she felt the Council was concentrating too much on improving the newer areas in Dorchester, "Nothing tends to be coming our way, and we're the old school Dorchester and we need help, as much help as we can get we need. There aren't many spaces available in Dorchester retail-wise and if they carry on the way they're going there will be."

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