Councillors aware of business needs

MADAM - I write in answer to Mr Hartnell s letter, Sidmouth Herald Friday, October 2, entitled Boards are a vital tool of business .

MADAM - I write in answer to Mr Hartnell's letter, Sidmouth Herald Friday, October 2, entitled 'Boards are a vital tool of business'.

My fellow councillors and I are not against signs outside of shops and hotels, in fact, they add to the street scene if placed close to the businesses and do not impede or cause a hazard to pedestrians. One per business should suffice.

My parents ran a business in a downturn and were successful because they gave good service and built up goodwill. I also ran a business, so I know the highs and lows that one has to face.

Councillor G Liverton and I advocated tables and chairs to be allowed outside restaurants and pubs where there is space, and it was safe to do so, many years ago.


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My last point is that town councillors do not get paid; we are given a very small allowance to set against, but not fully cover, expenses necessary for us to do our job.

Mary Jolly

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Broadway/Station Road, Sidmouth

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