Rutland Access Group airs concerns about A-boards

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A campaign group has raised concerns about the number of A-boards adorning pavements in two towns.

The Rutland Access Group discussed the issue of A-boards in Oakham and Uppingham at its annual general meeting.

Several concerns were expressed, including the danger the boards pose to those with limited or no vision and the inconvenience caused to people with pushchairs and mobility scooters.

Chairman Karen Mellor said: “We all understand the need for businesses to promote their existence, particularly those situated off the main streets.

“But there is a need to consider the needs of all who use the pavements, particularly those that have any additional mobility requirements.”

The group has passed its concerns to Rutland County Council and the two town councils.

Group member and mayor of Uppingham Dave Casewell said the issue would be looked at by councillors.