Removal by ranger a sign of the times

The Captain Stirling in Nedlands.
The Captain Stirling in Nedlands.

Clifton Street resident Ann Edelman said rangers moved her Nedsavers campaign sign last Tuesday.

‘They came onto my veranda and put the sign on the doormat, which was very odd,’ Ms Edelman said.

‘There was a card in the letterbox that said I had to take it off the verge, as it was council property.’

Ms Edelman said the rangers’ time would be better spent moving illegally parked cars off her verge so she could easily get to her front door.

‘There are four cars parked illegally on my verge right now, and I know from experience that if I call the ranger they won’t do a thing,’ she said.

‘The signs are not disrupting anyone; they do not do any harm. It is very frustrating.’

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said the City had received complaints from local residents who were unhappy with the signs cluttering streets.

‘However, we are not intending to infringe anyone and we do not want to interfere with anyone getting their message across,’ he said.

Nedsavers co-ordinator Barry Nunn said the ranger manager last week assured him they would not forcibly remove signs.

Mr Nunn said that if a sign was in an unacceptable position, then rangers would ask the property owner to move it onto their own property.

‘If the owners cannot be contacted, the sign is lifted and placed at the residence front door with an explanatory note,’ he said.

‘Sign removal is only done on vacant property.’