Horncastle Town Councillors will be writing to Lincolnshire County Council as a response to the misuse of railings in the town for advertising.
A number of businesses and charities use railings on Horncastle’s main roads to advertise, but it is felt that some businesses are abusing the opportunity to use them.
Councillor Steve Newton said: “I was under the impression that the town’s bridge (on the junction of the A158 and A153) was supposed to be used for local organisations.
“Recently some of the people using it aren’t even from Horncastle or are advertising events outside the town.
“It should only be used if it is a Horncastle event or organisation.”
Coun Bill Aron agreed and said: “I’ll put my hand up and say that the Stanhope Hall Committee has used and benefitted from advertising there.
“But a lot of organisations have abused it. One advert in particular has been there for months, and another is a huge banner which is covering other people’s displays.”
Coun Lynda Baker said: “I do like looking at the banners if I’m in my car and stop near them - they are in a good place for people to notice them.
“But some of them look unsightly, and some, such as the Lincoln Auto Jumble, should not be there.”
Coun Aron added: “I believe for years Highways have a blind eye turned regarding charity banners on the bridge, and I believe that Horncastle people have really appreciated this.
“Unfortunately some businesses have started to put up banners and especially those from out of the area.
“It would be a shame if this facility is stopped, but there are regulations in place.”
Coun Angela Birchall asked if councillors were able to take the signs down themselves but was told by Chairman Fiona Martin that only highways are able to do so.