Shop owner blasts council for removing his homemade adverts

The Bolton News: Mike Jolly in his shop Mike Jolly in his shop

A SHOP owner has criticised Bolton Council for removing his homemade signs but allowing supermarket Lidl to advertise on a nearby roundabout.

Mike Jolly, who owns MJ Racing, Models and Hobbies in Hindley Road, Daisy Hill, said council officers have twice removed his advertising signs in the town as he is not entitled to them.

But Lidl’s controversial application to retain four signs on the busy Chequerbent roundabout was approved by the council’s planning committee on May 15.

The supermarket signs are council-owned and are available for businesses to use for a fee, with the council going through the planning process on the behalf of the business.

Council officers have previously removed Mr Jolly’s signs from outside Daisy Hill Community Centre and a lamppost in Lower Leigh Road.

Mr Jolly said: “It seems there is one rule for one and one for another.

“I had an A-board near the community centre on a grass verge and they just took it away.

“Someone for the council came by and said it was dangerous. He said I could have one right outside the shop, on a pavement where children and old people walk past, but not on a grass verge. It’s crazy.”


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Mr Jolly, aged 53, set up his model racing shop two years ago after he had started by selling products on ebay when his grandchildren renewed his interest in model racing.

He also asked the council for a directional sign on a lamppost, making people aware of his stall in Daisy Hill village, but was told he did not qualify as he was “a business”.

Mr Jolly said: “One minute they are telling me stuff is dangerous and the next they say to Lidl ‘it’s okay to put all those signs there’.

The Lidl signs have also been slammed at a meeting of Westhoughton Town Council for making the roundabout “too cluttered”.

Bolton Council refused to reveal how much the supermarket chain was paying for the signs.

A council spokesman said Lidl’s signs were advertising, and Mr Jolly’s were “directional” — something not allowed on lampposts.

The spokesman added: “We are happy to meet Mr Jolly to discuss promoting his business and the different options available such as roundabout signage.

“The signs for Lidl on the Chequerbent roundabout are advertising signs. Unfortunately, we don’t allow directional signage to individual businesses on lampposts, similar to many other local authorities.”

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10:07am Fri 30 May 14

Jim271 says...

Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises? Jim271
  • Score: 35

10:15am Fri 30 May 14

ghijkl says...

I've written to Bolton Council about removing Tyres from the pavement advertising a tyre garage in Horwich near the Flea Pit. You cannot see past the sign for on coming traffic if you are trying to turn out of Hampson street. I'd say that was dangerous , but no action has been taken.
I've written to Bolton Council about removing Tyres from the pavement advertising a tyre garage in Horwich near the Flea Pit. You cannot see past the sign for on coming traffic if you are trying to turn out of Hampson street. I'd say that was dangerous , but no action has been taken. ghijkl
  • Score: 28

10:27am Fri 30 May 14

Fizz18 says...

I live ver nearb y where this shop owner is leaving his advertising and am appalled to think that he believes its ok to display outside residential properties and do it for FREE. large companies regardless of how ugly their signs are have to pay for advertising. Well done Bolton Council - to the shop owner pay legitamately for advertising your products and there will be no argument !!!
I live ver nearb y where this shop owner is leaving his advertising and am appalled to think that he believes its ok to display outside residential properties and do it for FREE. large companies regardless of how ugly their signs are have to pay for advertising. Well done Bolton Council - to the shop owner pay legitamately for advertising your products and there will be no argument !!! Fizz18
  • Score: -5

10:39am Fri 30 May 14

filthy6 says...

ghijkl wrote:
I've written to Bolton Council about removing Tyres from the pavement advertising a tyre garage in Horwich near the Flea Pit. You cannot see past the sign for on coming traffic if you are trying to turn out of Hampson street. I'd say that was dangerous , but no action has been taken.
Yeah I know what you mean - plus it blocks the pavement for walkers. Be interesting to find out who would pay up if somebody fell over them
[quote][p][bold]ghijkl[/bold] wrote: I've written to Bolton Council about removing Tyres from the pavement advertising a tyre garage in Horwich near the Flea Pit. You cannot see past the sign for on coming traffic if you are trying to turn out of Hampson street. I'd say that was dangerous , but no action has been taken.[/p][/quote]Yeah I know what you mean - plus it blocks the pavement for walkers. Be interesting to find out who would pay up if somebody fell over them filthy6
  • Score: 22

11:46am Fri 30 May 14

thomas222 says...

Perhaps Mr Jolly could take a walk down Halliwell Rd with his camera phone. The area is awash with adverts put on railings, streets and anywhere else you can think of. Nothing ever done and it looks like a third world country out of control which it is thanks to the input of Labour inaction because of we all know what. Labour are great believers NOW of dont bite the hand that feeds you comes to mind. They did the working class and thats why they are finished very soon.
Perhaps Mr Jolly could take a walk down Halliwell Rd with his camera phone. The area is awash with adverts put on railings, streets and anywhere else you can think of. Nothing ever done and it looks like a third world country out of control which it is thanks to the input of Labour inaction because of we all know what. Labour are great believers NOW of dont bite the hand that feeds you comes to mind. They did the working class and thats why they are finished very soon. thomas222
  • Score: 33

11:57am Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts.
Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall.

I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic.

The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo.

Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21.
""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” ""

Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did!
Bloody hypocrisy.
Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts. Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall. I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic. The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo. Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21. ""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” "" Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did! Bloody hypocrisy. Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 28

12:49pm Fri 30 May 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Whatever he does he needs to say thanks but no thanks to Bolton councils offer of "helping him to promote his business".
Have a look round Bolton town centre whose businesses have been the recipient of there help for years!
Whatever he does he needs to say thanks but no thanks to Bolton councils offer of "helping him to promote his business". Have a look round Bolton town centre whose businesses have been the recipient of there help for years! cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 14

4:32pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Jim271 wrote:
Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
Does anyone around here speak or write English?
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?[/p][/quote]Does anyone around here speak or write English? Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -6

4:37pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

thomas222 wrote:
Perhaps Mr Jolly could take a walk down Halliwell Rd with his camera phone. The area is awash with adverts put on railings, streets and anywhere else you can think of. Nothing ever done and it looks like a third world country out of control which it is thanks to the input of Labour inaction because of we all know what. Labour are great believers NOW of dont bite the hand that feeds you comes to mind. They did the working class and thats why they are finished very soon.
A third world country...with a standard of English to match?
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Mr Jolly could take a walk down Halliwell Rd with his camera phone. The area is awash with adverts put on railings, streets and anywhere else you can think of. Nothing ever done and it looks like a third world country out of control which it is thanks to the input of Labour inaction because of we all know what. Labour are great believers NOW of dont bite the hand that feeds you comes to mind. They did the working class and thats why they are finished very soon.[/p][/quote]A third world country...with a standard of English to match? Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts.
Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall.

I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic.

The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo.

Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21.
""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” ""

Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did!
Bloody hypocrisy.
Quote from article: "The signs are..."
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts. Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall. I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic. The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo. Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21. ""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” "" Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did! Bloody hypocrisy.[/p][/quote]Quote from article: "The signs are..." Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -5

4:42pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Jim271 wrote:
Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
For regeneration...? Are they looking a bit run down?
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?[/p][/quote]For regeneration...? Are they looking a bit run down? Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Jim271 wrote:
Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
English please!
You're not your
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?[/p][/quote]English please! You're not your Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -2

4:47pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts.
Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall.

I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic.

The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo.

Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21.
""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” ""

Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did!
Bloody hypocrisy.
Parkinson
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts. Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall. I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic. The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo. Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21. ""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” "" Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did! Bloody hypocrisy.[/p][/quote]Parkinson Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -5

4:49pm Fri 30 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
Puffin-Billy wrote:
Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts.
Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall.

I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic.

The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo.

Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21.
""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” ""

Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did!
Bloody hypocrisy.
Parkinson
All right !!!!!! Peacock
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: Bolton Council like to pretend they support small independent traders, when in fact they do nothing but kow tow to the faceless corporates who have turned our towns into cultural and economic deserts. Just look what they have done to Bolton's Market Hall. I can't walk down Bradshawgate Bolton at certain times of the evening because of signs and barriers used to funnel drunken teenagers into the nightclubs. As a result I'm frequently forced to walk into the roadway into the path of speeding traffic. The signs are 1.2 metres wide and 60cm tall and will carry the message ‘Lidl — where quality is cheaper’ alongside the retailer’s logo. Bolton Council’s events and marketing team submitted the plans for the metal, pole-mounted signs on March 21. ""Cllr Peacock said: “I have got no problem with this at all. I’m not aware of a single accident being caused by these road signs.” "" Yet when Bolton's Green Party wanted to erect a sign protesting about traffic pollution in Bolton some years ago, they were prevented from doing so on the grounds that it would distract drivers . You couldn't make it up - but Bolton Council did! Bloody hypocrisy.[/p][/quote]Parkinson[/p][/quote]All right !!!!!! Peacock Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -3

5:58pm Fri 30 May 14

The bluetooth. says...

Jim271 wrote:
Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
Always trying to put a racial spin on every article. The quicker u drop the better.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?[/p][/quote]Always trying to put a racial spin on every article. The quicker u drop the better. The bluetooth.
  • Score: -2

6:26pm Fri 30 May 14

bleedingobvious says...

Theres a character in Viz comuc who should hard running the council.
Terry Fuckwitt.
Theres a character in Viz comuc who should hard running the council. Terry Fuckwitt. bleedingobvious
  • Score: 4

6:28pm Fri 30 May 14

bleedingobvious says...

Theres a character in Viz comic who should be running the council.
Terry Fuckwitt.
Theres a character in Viz comic who should be running the council. Terry Fuckwitt. bleedingobvious
  • Score: 1

8:18pm Fri 30 May 14

ALI MINIUM KHAN says...

buy a lamppost, put your sign up, job done
buy a lamppost, put your sign up, job done ALI MINIUM KHAN
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Fri 30 May 14

owencoyle99 says...

Take a walk down Halliwell Road there are signs all over the place, obstructions like plastic buckets, boxes outside shops which walkers could trip up very easily,signs on pavement outside shops

But these are all shops owned by Asians and Eastern Europeans will the council remove these obstructions

Not a cat in yells chance
Take a walk down Halliwell Road there are signs all over the place, obstructions like plastic buckets, boxes outside shops which walkers could trip up very easily,signs on pavement outside shops But these are all shops owned by Asians and Eastern Europeans will the council remove these obstructions Not a cat in yells chance owencoyle99
  • Score: 4

8:34am Sat 31 May 14

JustBecause says...

Jim271 wrote:
Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
Your a racist ****, grow up, or put your real name up and stand by your views.

This business man is an idiot, he cannot just do what he wants, with the whole "but they are, boo hoo" makes him look like a right ****.

Follow the rules get permission.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?[/p][/quote]Your a racist ****, grow up, or put your real name up and stand by your views. This business man is an idiot, he cannot just do what he wants, with the whole "but they are, boo hoo" makes him look like a right ****. Follow the rules get permission. JustBecause
  • Score: 2

10:11am Sat 31 May 14

Donkey Stone says...

JustBecause wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Shame your not Asian.

Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration.

Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?
Your a racist ****, grow up, or put your real name up and stand by your views.

This business man is an idiot, he cannot just do what he wants, with the whole "but they are, boo hoo" makes him look like a right ****.

Follow the rules get permission.
Like everyone else?
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Shame your not Asian. Bolton Council would let you get away with murder if you were seeing as they have appointed two Asians for regeneration. Perhaps someone has an interest in your premises?[/p][/quote]Your a racist ****, grow up, or put your real name up and stand by your views. This business man is an idiot, he cannot just do what he wants, with the whole "but they are, boo hoo" makes him look like a right ****. Follow the rules get permission.[/p][/quote]Like everyone else? Donkey Stone
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Sat 31 May 14

bob the biker says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
Whatever he does he needs to say thanks but no thanks to Bolton councils offer of "helping him to promote his business".
Have a look round Bolton town centre whose businesses have been the recipient of there help for years!
yes just look a Bolton market 4.5 million of help!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: Whatever he does he needs to say thanks but no thanks to Bolton councils offer of "helping him to promote his business". Have a look round Bolton town centre whose businesses have been the recipient of there help for years![/p][/quote]yes just look a Bolton market 4.5 million of help!!!!!!!! bob the biker
  • Score: 1

10:26am Sun 1 Jun 14

atlas123 says...

This complaint was made via a member of the public complaining online... See

http://www.fixmystre
et.com/report/443152

http://www.fixmystre
et.com/report/443155

http://www.fixmystre
et.com/report/443149


Its against the law, as a responsible business owner he should know that.
This complaint was made via a member of the public complaining online... See http://www.fixmystre et.com/report/443152 http://www.fixmystre et.com/report/443155 http://www.fixmystre et.com/report/443149 Its against the law, as a responsible business owner he should know that. atlas123
  • Score: 3

8:58am Wed 4 Jun 14

Howfen Ste says...

I wonder why the council dont remove the directional sign to Manor Pharmacy (which is a couple of doors away from the model shop) from Leigh Road?
I wonder why the council dont remove the directional sign to Manor Pharmacy (which is a couple of doors away from the model shop) from Leigh Road? Howfen Ste
  • Score: 1

11:28pm Mon 16 Jun 14

atlas123 says...

http://www.fixmystre
et.com/report/443149


This was reported by a resident!
http://www.fixmystre et.com/report/443149 This was reported by a resident! atlas123
  • Score: 1

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