One of probably the most scenic views in Wales has been ‘spoiled’ by a rogue road sign erected outdoors a historic tea room, its proprietor claimed.
Tim Maddox, 54, owns the family-run tea room in Llanrwst, North Wales, and has criticised the sign’s placement on the bridge over the River Conwy.
It was transformed right into a tearoom greater than 50 years in the past and is fashionable with photographers and vacationers, with as much as 30 individuals visiting each morning to take a snap.
But Tim mentioned the ‘prominent’ road sign has ruined the picturesque scene. He mentioned: ‘At this time of 12 months this home is roofed in a creeper plant and it’s used as an emblem of the arrival of autumn.
‘Because they’ve put that sign the place they’ve put it, it means you can’t take an image from the bridge as a result of will probably be proper in the center. It appears to be extremely outstanding.
‘Hundreds and a whole lot of individuals come to take footage of it.
‘There are around 30 people there every morning taking photos of it and the photos all now have the grey back of the sign in it.’
Tim’s owned the Tu Hwnt i’r Bont tearoom along with his spouse Ayla for the final 16 years, however the Grade II listed building dates again to the 15th century when it was used as a court docket home.
A road sign was beforehand positioned on the opposite facet of the bridge however was changed with a bigger model to inform drivers from the south facet to offer precedence to oncoming visitors.
Mr Maddox has referred to as for the sign’s elimination: ‘I would really like them to maneuver it or take away it fully. Whoever has put that sign up simply has not thought of it.
‘The bridge has been there for 500 years and now we have by no means wanted a sign earlier than.
‘It is in the wrong place because by the time you get to see it, it is too late. If they are going to have it you should be able to see it when you approach the bridge.’
Mr Maddox additionally mentioned that the sign could also be too near the bridge and infringe by itself listed standing.