A-boards blocking the pavement
A boards are kind of advertising structure that are on the pavement.
A licence is not needed but A-boards should follow the code of practice to keep pavements safe and tidy.
However the owner must have public liability insurance with a minimum cover of over £5million and to indemnify the Council for any claims associated with the A-board.
Public liability insurance can be obtained from most insurance brokers.
Code of practice
Owners of A-boards must follow the code of practice otherwise the A-board will be removed and there is a cost for its return.
- Only one A-board per business
- At least two metres between the A board and the edge of the pavement
- The A-board must be placed touching the business
- A boards must not exceed 1 meter an d 20 cm in height and the area covered by the base must not exceed 75cm by 75cm
- The A board can only be displayed during the business's open
- The A board must only display information relating to the business it is advertising
- Proof of public liability insurance must be made available to a council officer immediately if requested.
- it must not obscure road signs or access to any other premises or land and must not be attached to street furniture
Removal of A-boards
A-boards not meeting the code of practice shall be removed without notice.
A-boards breaking the code of practice can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org
If not claimed within 14 days they will be disposed of.
A boards can be reclaimed by emailing email@example.com
The business will be liable for the following costs if their A-board is seized.
- Removal cost: £119
- Storage cost per week/part week: £11
- Disposal cost:£33
- Return cost (collection only):£60
Total cost if not collected within 14 days: £217