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Behold for there was a sign...

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Loneranger
Joined 29-10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 31 October, 2006 - 09:33 pm:   

You may have noticed Mackays has changed its sign...councillors have been asked to let officers take action that could lead to the removal of the "unauthorised signage".

A few months somebody removed a number of Lewisham council signs, is the way council is getting some replacements?
Chaz
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 31 October, 2006 - 10:08 pm:   

Jeez, now I'm worried.

I'd no idea there was a Mackay in the area, albeit mine's spelt with an 'e'. It's not you, sir.........honest.
Blushingsnail
Joined 21-12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 01 November, 2006 - 12:00 pm:   

Naughty MacKays! They applied for planning permission to install a new shopfront and signage, Lewisham refused the application but they did it anyway. The Planning Dept recommended legal action be taken to secure the removal of the unauthorised shopfront and signage. Their report went to the Planning Committee on 26 October but I donít know what the outcome was. See http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/844E7186-9 AF1-46E8-897A-D57FFC09809B/0/plan_comm_b_mackays_1 012_london_road_enforcement_261006.pdf
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 01 November, 2006 - 12:24 pm:   

Although I agree the law should be upheld cannot see any problem with the new sign
Bosco
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 01 November, 2006 - 02:36 pm:   

Must say I agree with you Brian - while not exactly the high fashion end of the Market, Mackays, or whatever it's now called, really needed to change the shopfront and signage. The blue and brown looked incredibly dated and the sign itself was practically falling off - it almost looked worse than the boarded up abandoned units!
Robwinton
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 01 November, 2006 - 05:45 pm:   

agreed, but I presume (oh me and my rose tinted glasses) there was some logic to the refusal, and so they ought to have managed it better.

If development isn't at least somewhat managed and controlled all history could disappear and we would become another faceless suburb.

On the other hand, there sign was awful and needed changed, but it is a shame that in the revamp they removed the only thing my family ever used the shop for which was their baby stuff. Now it is not getting any business at all from us, despite the facelift.
Seeformiles
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 02 November, 2006 - 06:08 pm:   

Yes I think they've made a stupid mistake not stocking baby stuff. It was a surprisingly good quality range which will be missed. In fact I should think they will be noticing the lack of business from lots of people as a result.


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