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Councils urged to remove unnecessary street signs

The government is urging councils in England to cut unnecessary road signs, railings and advertising hoardings in a bid to make streets tidier and safer.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said the number of signs was damaging the character of towns and villages.

The Local Government Association said many signs were needed or required by law but some had already been removed.

Graham Satchell reports.

  • 26 Aug 2010
  • From the section UK