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Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Devon County Council has performed a U-turn on plans to allow sponsorship at 120 roundabouts in the county.

The scheme could have raised nearly £50,000 but the item was withdrawn from a council agenda, with the authority saying that further consultation was needed.

Countess Wear roundabout in Exeter
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The scheme was also considering renting out street lighting columns, bridges, properties, web pages and fleet vehicles for sponsorship opportunities.

A spokesman said: "We've looked at the benefits and costs of setting up a formal system of sponsorship. We've now decided that we're going to continue with the current system where towns and parishes can arrange to do this on a more informal basis."

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