Choral society appeal for return of signs

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 March 2011

SAFFRON Walden Choral Society has appealed for the return of its advertising signs which have gone missing.

The society held a very successful concert of works by Lauridsen and Mozart at St Mary’s Church last Saturday, which was attended by over 400 people.

To advertise it they placed six signs – each consisting a metal frame and fabricated board, complete with poster – on the roadside at different locations coming into the town in the build-up to the event.

However, four have disappeared.

Publicity officer Francis Lambert said: “We are extremely disappointed that someone could think of doing this.

“The signs were put up at six locations two weeks before the concert and when we went back to collect them they were gone.

“I have checked at the amenity site to see if they had been dumped, and with the council to see if they had been removed, but with no luck.

“We can only think that someone has stolen them. They weren’t vandalised and carefully removed.”

The signs are valued at £75 – leaving the society £300 out of pocket and currently without important advertising tools in the build-up to future events.

“It is important for us to advertise our events to increase attendances, and we certainly don’t want to stop doing that,” added Mr Lambert.

“We would appeal to the public for their return.

“I would also like to warn other organisations who put signs up to be aware.”

It is possible that the signs were taken sometime last Tuesday after the event had taken place.

Anyone with information can call Saffron Walden police on 0300 333 4444.

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