Cod-swallop! Fish bar owner ordered to remove Oh My Cod banners
Del Athwal must remove
this banner advertising his fish bar
A fish bar owner has been ordered to remove his
controversial Oh My Cod banners.
Del Athwal, who runs Del’s Fish Bar in St Michaels, has
been served with an enforcement notice by Ashford council.
He has to remove the signs, which advertise his fish and chips
for £2.99, by Monday - or face a £2,500 fine plus £2,500
a day if he is convicted under the Town and Country Planning Act
reported last week how Mr Athwal (pictured left) was
under pressure to remove the signs after church-goer Christine
Inskip complained they were “tasteless”.
After hearing the banners were to be removed Mrs Inskip, who
lives near the fish bar, said: “It has all got a bit ridiculous –
he has been a very silly man.
“There is a member of the council planning committee and an
officer living near me and they must have seen it.
“I just thought it was distasteful, especially over Easter. I am
not worried about them coming down. I have said what I said and
that is it.”
Mrs Inskip complained about the signs to Tenterden Town
The banners are on a hoarding next to Mr Athwal’s premises.
He has been served with an enforcement notice for putting them
up without planning consent.
Last week, Mr Athwal said no one had complained to him.
“I don’t agree it is tasteless,” he said. There are lots of fish
and chip shops called that – I am not going to take it down.”
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