Shropshire Council

A-boards

*Please note that the policy referred to on this page is currently under review - the new policy will be published here as soon as it's been agreed*

We recognise that one size does not fit all due to the nature of our market towns and their individual character.

We also recognise that supporting trade and encouraging vibrant market towns is vital and a key requirement of this is keeping our footpaths free from obstruction to allow safe passage for people.

A clear policy that meets local area requirements, reflects their individual needs, and allows traders to use the space outside of the premise to expand or encourage trade, has been agreed by Cabinet. 

As a brief guide:

  • The 'A' board/object must relate to the trade of the premises and be placed along the front width of the retail outlet
  • The equipment must be fit for purpose and cause no potential hazard, nuisance or obstruction
  • A maximum of two 'A' boards (which will include any advanced board or notification board) will be permitted per premise, if appropriate and approved by your local town or parish council
  • Advanced directional 'A' boards will be permitted away from the premises in special cases at the discretion of the Streetworks Manager

If you require further information, please contact our customer services team on 0345 678 9006.