People are cynical about politicians at the best of times and can you blame them? Take this picture for example, from a quaint street in Rayleigh’s conservation area (the ‘Historic Core’). Government advice is that posters over 0.3 metres need Planning Permission. Temporary notices for ‘local events’ should be less than 0.6 metres and displayed for a ‘short period’. The question is: has this ‘whopper’ poster really got planning permission from the local (Conservative run) District Council? When photo’d it was still up many, many months after the election! Maybe it will be quietly taken down soon, let’s hope so.