Garden centre in brown sign debate

Be A Garden Maker, in Wigglesworth, Lancashire, used to have brown signs directing customers to the garden centre, but they were taken down before Nikki Brown took over this summer.

Lancashire County Council said of the signs on the A59: "The signs directing people to the garden centre were taken down at a time when they were considered to be redundant as the previous business had been closed for some time.

"Our current policy is to apply Department for Transport regulations on signage which says that the main purpose of the brown signs is to guide visitors to tourist or leisure destinations.

"These guidelines also state that their primary role is as an aid to navigation and for safety or traffic management reasons, rather than as a marketing tool for businesses. "

Businesses may apply to Highways England for brown signs at:

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