Brown Road Signs

Who pays for brown road signs and/or decides what is worthy of one? e.g. some pubs - do they pay to be sign-posted or is there an authority that decides which ones are worthy of brown signs?
10:48 Sun 11th May 2003
 
Best Answer


No best answer has yet been selected by William. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.

1 to 5 of 5

Isn't it National Trust or something like that?
Question Author
I don't think so. Their houses usually get brown signs but lots of non-National trust things do too, like country pubs and theme parks.
I used to work in a bar in Torquay. The owner had purchased some of those brown signs you are talking about and wanted to put them up in the High Street pointing to his bar. Late one night he climbed a lamp post and attached the signs. Two days later the signs were removed and he received a letter from the council informing him that he would have to pay to have the signs displayed - I think it was about �600 for each sign. I would imagine that this is only true for private businesses and that the council would get theirs up for free.
each region through the UK has different organisation who decide on this....in Northern Ireland it is the Department of the Enviroment and when I worked for the local council there they had to pay for a sign to one of their attractions to be erected....i think it was �200 per sign and there were about 4 put up but that price included the sign itself....as always the local council is the place to ask.
Just as i thought, decided by the usual bunch of petty bureaucrats

1 to 5 of 5

Related Questions

When we are on holiday we usually go off the main road guided by brown road signs to a pub or hotel. Can any establishment apply for a brown road sign or do they have to have some kind status. In the...
Brown attractions road signs- do the attraction owners (ie private non council ones ) have to pay for them?-what about those signs which have a mixture of private and council attractions- is the sign...
Did you hear about the man who opened a yacht showroom? Sails went through the roof. My driving instructor told me, never brake if there's an animal in the road. You should have seen the look on the...

Latest posts