can utility companies notify works by issuing a notice on lampposts?
System of Law: England-and-Wales
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So if say national grid are doing some mains replacement work in an area, would they be able to notify the general public with notices on lamppost in the surrounding area prior to the work say 20 days before they start. As at the moment we get sent a letter that hardly anyone reads then they turn up and commence work. This is a suggestion i may put to national grid, but wondered about the legal side of them doing this, or local authorities/councils etc.etc.
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OK. If you are just asking whether or not the national grid can use lamppost in that way, then there is no reason why they cannot in principle.Any person can place a sign on a lamp post. Actually people regularly do advertise lost animals etc in that way.What a person cannot do is display a sign that offends against other laws - for intance is grossly offensive for decency or racial reasons etc - or offends against planning regulations and then it would have to be enormous. If it were the size of the average traffic sign then that would be perfectly acceptable.If your question is whether they are compelled to, then they are not unfortunately. Actually they would argue that sending letters is more effective because it reaches people who cannot get out or do not do so for any other reason.Do let me know if you want to know anything else. DO NOT accept again as you will be charged again if you do.
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