Highway Maintenance

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and Signboards

1. Introduction

Requests are made from Neighbourhood Watch Scheme organisers to place notices advertising these schemes on street furniture, and street lighting columns in particular. It is recognised that these schemes are a benefit to local communities and this policy sets out the protocol required.

2. Relevant Legislation

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme notices are not authorised traffic signs, but are covered by the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (Schedule 3, Class 10). These regulations grant deemed consent for notices advertising Neighbourhood Watch and similar schemes established jointly by the Police and a bona fide committee or organisation.

3. Policy

District Councils are authorised to undertake the duties of the Highway Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 with respect to the display of Neighbourhood Watch notices on the highway in accordance with agreed guidelines.

Version No:   1.1

Effective from:   14/10/2010

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