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Here in Edinburgh the council in their infinite stupidity have banned all advertising boards and signs from the pavements in an idiotic show of virtue signalling.

As a result my takings have definitely dropped.

I'm looking for examples of signs for key cutting etc, a look on google doesn't find me much and I was just wondering of any of you guys have sticky out signs above your doors etc.

Cheers

Les...

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I got this little foam board sign made up by vistaprint . I think it only cost me about £20.

As for the council banning boards, what a poor show of support for local shops in this hard economic enviroment. I know when a new manager, in his infinite wisdom, banned them on the station, my trade dropped by about £100/£150 a week. Luckily he was soon replaced.20190521_103332.jpg20190521_103418.jpg

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We are a small shop on an Edinburgh high street, the council don't care about us, between this and the draconian parking rules I'm surprised anyone but the charity shops can make a living.

I've always kept my signage low key as possible because I think when you put massive signs in everyone's faces it showed you were desperate so just had window signs and a swinging A sign on the kerbside.

But without a sign in front of people they don't know you are there unless they look to the side.

Alan my bench man had an epiphany this morning, most shops especially the food shops have their wheelie bins out in the street 24/7 which is legal, I keep mine in the shop but now I am going to get vinyl graphics made to put on the side of the bin and leave it out on the kerb every day just bringing it in at night.

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Update.

i had a letter from the council yesterday about trade waste bins for food and glass, they’re taking all the bins off the street with a deadline of 30th September.

I’ve liveried my wheelie up and have been outing it at the kerb for a week or so, in the picture you can see the food bin for the kebab shop and it stinks to high heaven, when they stop leaving theirs out 24/7 I’ll stop putting mine out from 8.30-5.30.

Just waiting on a visit from the council about mine, I’m sure they will not like my answer when I’m told I can’t do that...

 

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