Give businesses a break on signs

NAAS Town Council is being urged to take a lenient approach to some business people who put up signs indicating directions to their enterprises.

NAAS Town Council is being urged to take a lenient approach to some business people who put up signs indicating directions to their enterprises.

The profileration of signs and sandwich boards in and around Naas has prompted the introduction of rules, and many large notices require permission from the town council.

Now there has been a call for the council to ease up on some people who have put up signs without aproval.

“We should give every assistance to businesses in the economic current climate,” said Cllr. Seamie Moore.

He highlighted, at a recent council meeting, some inconsistencies, saying that while some signs are regulated, many more “come out in the evening or at weekends when Naas Town Council is closed – yet we say ‘no’ to people who apply in a proper manner.”

He said some businesses need to have signs because customers come long distances and don’t know where to go once they arrive in Naas.

Cllr. Pat Clear asked whether signs put up for the counttry market, farmers market and the recent Sinn Fein commemoration in Bodenstown had permission.

Cllr. Rioghnagh Bracken said a new policy is needed.

- Paul O’Meara