Lidstone Butchers sign repainted: café owner explains what happened


The owner of Fresh As A Daisy Café has explained why the Lidstone Butchers ghost sign was painted over.

“I started refurbishing the premises in September. I contacted the council to ask about permission to renovate the exterior wall, and supplied pictures of the wall. I was told in writing by the council that if I was planning to repair or restore the external wall to cover up graffiti, then I would not need planning permission. We are deeply sorry for the distress this has caused. This was not our intention. If we had known, we would have left the wall untouched,” said Bledar Islami, who subsequently had the sign repainted.