Policy for Temporary Signing for Planned Events
To ensure that consent given for painting, inscribing or
affixing any picture, letter, sign or other mark upon the surface
of a highway or upon any tree, structure, works on or in a highway,
accord with the aims and values of the Authority, ensures road
safety and complies with the requirements of Section 132 of the
Highway Act 1980.
In pursuit of this we will do the following:-
- For Major Events and those
generated by community, public service or charity, not unreasonably
withhold consent for the placing of temporary signs, providing
organisers accept and act upon advice given regarding location
content and size of any signing in a highway.
- Inform event organisers of the process that has to be followed
for their request to be considered and liaise closely with
applicants by telephone, email and in writing.
- Give proper and full consideration to every request
- Agree locations with the applicant prior to the erection of any
- Remove signs/banners which have been erected without approval
in accordance with Section 132 of the Highway Act 1980.
- Ensure that, where signs/banners are proposed to be erected on
lighting columns or other street furniture, such signs can be
erected safely and without causing damage.
- Require that there is safe access for the persons erecting the
sign i.e. suitable location for a vehicle to be parked without
causing obstruction or a road safety hazard and a safe access to
the proposed location of the sign/banner.
- Reserve the right to instruct the removal of any signs/banners
if deemed necessary, regardless of whether approval has been
- Ensure that signs/banners are erected so that no damage is
caused to existing street furniture and any damage is made good at
the applicant’s expense.
- Require that the signs/banners are erected at the agreed time
and not more than 2 weeks in advance of an event taking place and
are removed within 24 hours of the event taking place.
- Require that the signs/banners are to be regularly checked by
the event organisers during their placement for safety
- Request that all signage is bilingual in accordance with Neath
Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Welsh Language Scheme.
- Ensure an indemnity form has been signed by the applicant,
prior to the signs/banners being erected.
This policy has cross cutting themes and complements and
interlinks with the following Corporate Objectives and Policy
- Environment and Transport
- Confident Communities
- Regenerating Communities and Sustaining the Environment
- Supporting the Disadvantaged and Improving the Quality Of
Last Updated: 03.11.2008 at 12:49