Video: MP urges planners to remove sex shop sign
MP Malcolm Moss today urged planners to order the removal of the Kiss Kiss sex shop sign near Wisbech. In a letter to Tim Pilsbury, the chief executive of Fenland District Council, Mr Moss said: I write to express my incredulity that an enormous pink sig
MP Malcolm Moss today urged planners to order the removal of the Kiss Kiss sex shop sign near Wisbech.
In a letter to Tim Pilsbury, the chief executive of Fenland District Council, Mr Moss said: "I write to express my incredulity that an enormous pink sign has been erected as close to the pavement as possible, advertising the wears of the sex shop in Guyhirn."
Mr Moss, MP for NE Cambs, said: "I have tried for years to get brown tourist signs erected in various parts of the constituency to highlight the proximity of various visitor locations.
"I have found these have invariably been rejected. On more than one occasion I have sought permission for signage on the A47 only to receive a firm no each time from the Department of Transport.
"Indeed attempts have been made to improve the state of roundabouts that start and finish at Wisbech by-pass on the A47. But simple planting schemes have been rejected on the basis of being "distracting" to motorists.
"I can't think of anything more distracting than the pink sign from 'Kiss Kiss'. I would be grateful if I could have a statement on the conditions of signage that the Licensing Committee have imposed upon the proprietor of Kiss Kiss.
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"I trust that the owner will be told to take the sign down immediately."
Sex shop owner Tony Ibrahim recently won permission to convert the former Little Chef to what he hopes will become the biggest sex shop in Cambridgeshire. Many villagers nearby, however, opposed his application and it led to the resignation of district councillor Phil Wait after councillors refused to support his opposition to the shop.