Weston-Super-Mare seafront chooses safety first

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Plans for advertising on Weston-Super-Mare seafront lampposts has been halted amid fears for they would be used to sell fast food and even condoms.


Over in Weston-Super-Mare the seafront has seemingly been spared blushes as plans to allow business to put up adverts on exactly 14 lampposts have been shot down over fears they could be used to advertise fast food chains, and even more worryingly, condoms.

The Weston Mercury has reported that critics labelled the plans as tacky and explicitly mentioned McDonald’s as the kind of business venture they did not want advertising, although in the interest of fairness please note other fast food chains are also available for ire.

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees was supportive of the idea, saying: “This is something that will cheer up the seafront in the summer season – I certainly don’t think it will lower the tone.

“I have no idea how much the council would make out of it, but personally I think they look very attractive.”

However many disagreed, with councillor David Shopland saying it would be a damning indictment of the seafront if 14 coloured adverts was enough to help to ‘cheer’ the place up.

Neither Durex nor Mcdonald’s were available for comment.

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