Signs of the times
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