VICTORY IN EIGHT YEAR CAMPAIGN TO GET A SIMPLE SIGN TO RURAL BUSINESS
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VICTORY IN EIGHT YEAR CAMPAIGN TO GET A SIMPLE SIGN TO RURAL BUSINESS

Linda Lowe of Vale Pianos was celebrating with Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff last week after an eight year campaign to win them a sign off the A44 Worcester to Evesham road ended in victory.

Vale Pianos is a major regional piano retailer based between Lower Moor and Throckmorton and describe themselves as “a well-established, friendly, family run business with a passion for pianos. ... owned and managed by Linda and Craig Lowe, with over 25 years experience as piano technicians.”

Peter explained,

“The problem is that they're a bit tucked away and people from outside the immediate area often have difficulty in finding them. Their various attempts to sign the way to their business from the A44 have been met with unremitting hostility from the public authorities, culminating in a recent threat to take legal action against them for their signs.

“I have been nagging and pleading with the county council for eight years to get them a sign – this blindingly obvious need should not have gone unaddressed for so long.

“But it was the prosecution threat that spurred Wychavon district council into action. I am delighted that the district council’s pragmatism has enabled a solution to be found and a sign has now gone up.

“Businesses like Vale Pianos are good for the area - they bring in visitors who will spend money with other businesses – shops, restaurants and hotels. It should not have taken so long, but justice has been done. I wish Linda and Craig Lowe every success with their fine business – which just got much easier to find.”

ENDS

Photograph shows Peter Luff with Linda Stowe beneath the new sign off the A44


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