The issue originated from a handful of residents claiming that such temporary banner advertising was ?visual pollution? and adversely affected their enjoyment of the environment.
At a Council meeting attended by local residents and representatives from many sports clubs, a decision was taken to not allow any signage at grounds. The Council stated that the current Planning Scheme as it pertains to advertising signage could not differentiate between permanent and temporary signage. As a result, all forms of advertising signage were prohibited.
The Council has advised that clubs ignoring its directive on this matter will be fined $5,000 for each offence.
Hampton Rovers AFC major sponsor is Buxton Real Estate in
In response to this issue, the Hampton Rovers AFC has developed a petition calling on Council to change this decision, and this was available at the clubs Junior Registration Day on February 27, 2004. The response from the parents was overwhelming, with well over 100 signatures received on the night. Many more signatories to this petition are expected in the weeks ahead as the wider communitys view is accurately represented.
What are your thoughts on this topic? We are interested in hearing your views. Please contact us. Selected responses will be published on the Hampton Rovers AFC website. Please also vote in our poll on the front page of this website.