Getting the needle
Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date online: 05 December 2013
A brightly-painted bus parked in a leafy lay-by has been condemned as an eyesore by conservationists.
The single-decker’s mobile tattoo parlour slogan has upset Greenfield StreetScene campaigners.
The bus created a furore when it appeared more than a week ago: “It’s unbelievable. It just sets such an awful tone. What an advert for Greenfield,.” said one resident.
Mike Rooke, secretary of Greenfield and Grasscroft Residents’ Association, said: “This bus gives a totally false and tatty impression of our community at the entrance to the village.”
But those against the sign might not get much official support: police said the matter is nothing to do with them — and Oldham Council has declined to comment.
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