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I refer to the 'No to Rotary Sign' article, in the April 23 edition of the North Somerset Times. I am not a member of The Rotary Club or the Lions, whose charitable works are legendary. I am however, appalled at the hypocritical view of the North Somerse

I refer to the 'No to Rotary Sign' article, in the April 23 edition of the North Somerset Times. I am not a member of The Rotary Club or the Lions, whose charitable works are legendary. I am however, appalled at the hypocritical view of the North Somerset planners. It is most unfortunate that the spokesman opposing the request failed to engage his or her brain before launching a verbal tirade and using such evocative words such as 'opening the floodgates for other community groups to follow' and 'distracting motorists'.A precedent has already been set by allowing The Lions and The Portishead in Bloom organisations to erect signs on the approach to the town and I believe that they demonstrate that Portishead is a caring community, plus, they are on straight stretches of road. This is unlike North Somerset Council, which has erected signs on roundabouts across the authority area specifically designed to distract motorists as they approach what is accepted as one of the most dangerous areas of motoring. Was planning permission sought to erect these signs and was it fully debated, as I am unable to find any planning application on the North Somerset Council planning web site?Peter Cooke - Priory Road, Portbury


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