Flagrant Disrespect? The Green as Advertising Pitch

June 23rd, 2010

Food Fair Flag on The Green

Having celebrated the final removal of the ghastly concrete placard holder from the centre of The Green, a while back, we note that for the last couple

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of weeks The Green has been sporting some very prominent advertising, courtesy of Birmingham City Council. This was at a time of the year when normally the focus would be on the glories of the flower beds. (Although something, presumably the cold start to the year, has also led to not much happening here either for the last few weeks.) The three flags have now gone, but they were very large and obvious and somewhat dominated the whole view of The Green. Other areas like Moseley and Edgbaston seem to have escaped the charms of this particular temporary feature. Is such advertising of – non-Acocks Green – events now likely to become a feature of The Green in the future we wonder?

Flagrant Behaviour of the Council?

What do other people think? Was this a lively addition to The Green and are we just being joyless moaning minnies, or were the flags spoiling your view and irritating you too? We would like to know what your thoughts, either way!

6 Responses to “Flagrant Disrespect? The Green as Advertising Pitch”

  1. DocDelete says:

    Another piece of visual clutter we just don’t need, and I’d argue that it of little use to the advertising message too. There’s too much street furniture as it is. Take it away!

  2. Bridget says:

    You’re not thinking this through, Julia. They’d make ideal pikes.

  3. David says:

    Get rid of a dangerous bit of road and put up a distraction to motorists. Nice one, council.

  4. Jonas says:

    Moaning minnies.

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