A council has removed a series of amusing plaques that had been added to park benches, claiming people could be offended by them.
The plaques began appearing around Chester and were put up by a group of street artists who said they had added them “in good grace” and “for the residents and visitors of Chester to enjoy while they can”.
One of the bench plaques read: “This bench is dedicated to the men who lost the will to live whilst following their partners around the shoe shops of Chester.”
Another read: “This bench is reserved for the young, beautiful and affluent. If you are old, ugly or poor please sit elsewhere.”
The signs were put up in a bid to raise awareness over council plans to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which is being proposed to combat anti-social behaviour in the city.
Among other plaques was one…
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