Landlord ordered to remove karaoke banner from pub
February 12, 2012 by Gareth
A pub landlord has been ordered to remove a banner advertising a karaoke night from the front of his pub, as officials say it violates planning legislation.
Nick Abraham is the landlord at the Royal George pub, located in Skelton near Cleveland. He recently hung an eye-catching printed banner on the front of his pub, advertising a regular karaoke night which is hosted there every Friday and Sunday. The banner was designed to attract punters and boost takings in the pub, but instead it ended up catching the eye of Cleveland and Redcar council, who ordered Mr. Abraham to remove the banner; stating that hanging it without permission was a violation of planning rules.
The council claim that the Royal George pub is located in a region that is considered to be a conservation area and that hanging a banner could be detrimental to the conservation work that has gone on in the area. Mr. Abrahams has been asked to take down the banner or pay a fine.
Business-owners and advertisers who are working with local banner printers in Loughborough may want to take heed from Mr. Abraham’s story and ensure that they contact the planning permission department of Charnwood Council before hanging any advertising signs on their premises. The same goes for anyone found fly-posting flyers or posters without permission.
Banners and posters are extremely effective ways of advertising local businesses but it is important that all legal issues are covered before the printing takes place, to ensure that promoters stay on the right side of the law. Local printing companies may be able to share their experience of putting up banners and posters, but it is always worth checking with the council to be sure.