Signs of the times

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

AT H E N A’ S piece on i nap­propr i ate street light­ing in con­ser­va­tion ar­eas strikes a chord ( July 20). Those of us who are proud of our ar­eas of out­stand­ing nat­u­ral beauty are also in­censed by the plethora of over­sized, du­plica­tive and in­sen­si­tively sited road signs that in­fest our coun­try­side and vil­lages. Added to these are the oft-im­pro­vised signs that cover our coun­try pubs, petrol sta­tions and other busi­nesses, which, although a tes­ti­mony to in­di­vid­ual ini­tia­tive, amount to a be­trayal of Bri­tain’s her­itage of beauty.

If only there was univer­sal ac­cep­tance of the dic­tum ‘less is more’, we would re­store to Bri­tain much of that un­spoiled qual­ity that re­freshes its in­hab­i­tants and lures visi­tors from abroad. Mal­colm Rogers, Worces­ter­shire

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