Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

06/08/09 ‘Get rid of illegal signs’ says MP Rosie

Local MP Rosie Cooper has called on West Lancashire Borough Council to act swiftly to remove illegal advertising placed on the sides of buildings across Ormskirk by a local property firm.

The signs, advertising student housing for rental in the area, appeared at several sites this week and Rosie has already dealt with a number of complaints from local residents angry about the sudden appearance of these invasive banners.

Rosie said:

“I was shocked to leave the office on Tuesday night and find a huge banner on the side of the building opposite advertising student rentals. I immediately contacted the council who have informed me that permission needs to be sought to place advertising on buildings and the action is illegal."

“The council needs to take strong and immediate enforcement action to protect Ormskirk from landlords who think they own the town and can do what they like. If they get away with it this year then they will try it on every year. Enough is enough.”

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