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Nelson's ACE Centre warned over fly-posters

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BOSSES at the ACE Centre have been censured for plastering trees and lamp-posts in Nelson town centre with flyers advertising their latest events.

One Nelson councillor said that if any other firm had put posters up advertising their business, they would have been prosecuted by the council.

Coun Eileen Ansar said: “For two weeks running, the ACE Centre has put posters up on bits of street furniture around the town centre, on lamp-posts, trees and flower baskets.

“If someone else had come along and tied posters to street furniture like this, we would have them done for fly-postering.

“The most recent one had mountains of arrows directing people to the ACE Centre all over the town, it was a complete eyesore.

“In the most recent instance they had to be rung up three days after the event had happened to be asked to remove them.

“I rang the ACE Centre and asked politely would they take them down, and I was told to go through the right channels.

“We should write a letter to the ACE Centre telling them that if they fly-poster again they will be taken to court just like anybody else.”

The promotion of events at Pendle Leisure Trust venues was raised during a recent scrutiny review by Pendle Council.

Coun Richard Smith said: “The advertising of events at the ACE Centre came up in a recent scrutiny review of the venue and it was said there was room for improvement, but we didn’t mean this.”

Coun Ansar said: “I think the ACE Centre is fantastic for the town, we have just booked it for the Pride of Nelson awards, but this shouldn’t be happening.”

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4:34pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Izanears says...

The council should clamp down on all posters. I do not just mean those from the Ace Centre but all other forms. Drive around the borough and you will see posters on walls, lamposts and other road signs advertising trade fairs, personnel trainers, part time jobs etc etc. Some of the worst offenders are political parties who plaster the area with posters and signs and then forget about them when election day has past.
Those who put up, posters should be made to take them down when and the plastic straps down when the event is over. Failure to do so should result in a fine.
The council should clamp down on all posters. I do not just mean those from the Ace Centre but all other forms. Drive around the borough and you will see posters on walls, lamposts and other road signs advertising trade fairs, personnel trainers, part time jobs etc etc. Some of the worst offenders are political parties who plaster the area with posters and signs and then forget about them when election day has past. Those who put up, posters should be made to take them down when and the plastic straps down when the event is over. Failure to do so should result in a fine. Izanears
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8:04pm Wed 7 Nov 12

coates warder says...

so these posters were making nelson look an eyesore ha ha ha you just cant make it up
so these posters were making nelson look an eyesore ha ha ha you just cant make it up coates warder
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8:20pm Wed 7 Nov 12

HairyBowls says...

The Ace centre flop needs the publicity...stop the posters at your peril ;-)
The Ace centre flop needs the publicity...stop the posters at your peril ;-) HairyBowls
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9:28pm Wed 7 Nov 12

M Foster says...

HairyBowls wrote:
The Ace centre flop needs the publicity...stop the posters at your peril ;-)
Too true.
[quote][p][bold]HairyBowls[/bold] wrote: The Ace centre flop needs the publicity...stop the posters at your peril ;-)[/p][/quote]Too true. M Foster
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