A-board action demanded

HORSHAM campaigners have demanded urgent action to cut down the number of A-boards in the town centre.

Horsham Society chairman John Steele this week described the rising number of free-standing advertisements in the town as a health hazard.

He was backed by his members in an appeal to Horsham District Council to put pressure on traders to make the streets more accessible to elderly and disabled people.

"We want to support the traders," he said.

"But it is vital that the town is safe for shoppers to enjoy.

"The situation has really become untenable."

Vice-presidents Nigel Friswell, and Oliver Palmer said something would have to be done about the problem soon to restore the pleasure of shopping in the town.

Mr Palmer said: "There are too many, they are too big and there is no control on them."

Mr Friswell added: "The solution seems quite simple.

"The traders need to take on a kind of voluntary code of conduct to control the number of A-boards on the town centre streets."