A councillor who uses his garden fence as a notice board has become an internet hit after a song about his antics made it onto You Tube.
Jim Marsh, ward councillor for Coupe Lane and Gregson Lane, Hoghton, near Preston, has been posting information up on his fence for the past couple of months.
His friend and local folk group singer Graham Dixon and wife Bernadette recorded a song about the fence after noticing people stopping and reading it. The lyrics tell people to ‘read all about it on Jim Marsh’s fence’.
Adding: ‘He imparts information at no public expense, it’s there for you and me to see on Jim Marsh’s fence’.
Jim, who lives in Bank Head Lane, Hoghton, says he always up for a laugh and described the video as “very funny.”
He said: “I am the chairman for the eastern area neighbourhood, I get notices from that so I put them up.
“It’s a public service and so many people are pulling me leg about it, but I’m happy having my leg pulled.
“I had just been putting up about the area meetings but it has got bigger, there’s about eight or nine things on there now.”
Graham and Bernadette sin in the folk band Trouble at Mill and often write their own songs.
Graham said: “We have done a few songs about this area over the years. I passed Jim’s fence when I was out walking and I took photo of it.
“I was just inspired.”
The video of Trouble at Mill singing the song has been posted on several Facebook pages linking to the Gregson Lane and Hoghton area.
And since being posted on You Tube five days ago it has been viewed almost 200 times.