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Glut of A-boards in town centre causes havoc for disabled

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A steady rise in the number of advertisement boards on display in Sudbury town centre is creating problems for those with disabilities.

In recent months, the number of A-board signs has increased to such an extent that people from disability groups, particularly those with poor eyesight, are struggling to get around safely.

During Sudbury’s annual town council meeting on Thursday, councillor Jan Osborne said action would be taken to remove the boards.

“A glut of signs has gone up and those that are visually impaired are being worse affected,” she said.

“Letters will be going out to advise what the law is and we are working with Suffolk County Council to address the problem.”

Mrs Osborne said that it would take between six to eight weeks before the A-boards were removed.

 

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