THE LEADER of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council wants a financial contribution to help clean-up the two towns of illegal fly-posting.
Councillor Dennis Harvey wants Warwickshire County Council to help pay for the service.
As reported in the Nuneaton News a joint offensive will be launched between the two councils to target unsightly advertising in the borough.
The powers for removing signs is normally under the jurisdiction of powers-that-be at Shire Hall, but the local authority will be given the powers under a new agreement.
But Cllr Harvey, who branded the signs ‘an eyesore’, wanted to know if the county council would be making a financial contribution to the Town Hall for doing its job.
At a cabinet meeting he said: “Despite the entreprenurial skills of some people around the borough the signs are an eyesore and we do get people making complaints.
“I would like to know if the county council will be making a financial contribution for us doing this.”
This comes after cabinet members were asked to accept the delegation of power from Warwickshire County Council to rid the borough of the placards and signs that have been cropping up at an alarming rate.
A joint working party was set up at the beginning of the year to tackle what is a growing problem.
It was mentioned at the meeting that councillors had spotted signs in Tomkinson Road, Greenmoor Road, Abbey Green and the Bedworth Bypass to name a few.
It is hoped that removing the unauthorised signs will send out a message to those businesses who do not advertise within the law to find alternative ways of doing so.