The bike that has been blocking the cycle racks and which has just been used for ‘advertising purposes’ has actually breached planning regulations, so the Council are now on the warpath! I do have a personal axe to grind with the perpetrator and I have been waiting for this to happen:-)
“Re alleged unauthorised adverts on bikes stored in bike racks
Further to my letter dated 5 July 2010 regarding your enquiry about the above premises and following an inspection of the premises and of council records, it is apparent that there may have been a breach of planning control at the site.
This matter is the subject of further investigation and an enforcement file has been opened and allocated to an officer. We will endeavour to keep you informed about the progress of our investigations and any conclusion we may reach.!”