Advertising boards on the pavements in Croydon
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Complaints over councils street advertising board costs

High street businesses in a south London borough have criticised a council's plans to charge hundreds of pounds for them to display advertising boards on the pavements.

Under the proposals by Croydon Council, firms will have to pay more than £300 for each board outside their premises and apply for a licence for five years

The council says the boards are cluttering up the pavements and could be dangerous for pedestrians.

BBC London's Angela Walker talks to Restaurateur Antonio Zaidi, Croydon councillor Simon Hoar and Stuart Emmerson from the Federation of Small Businesses.

  • 09 Feb 2013
  • From the section London