THE owner of an acclaimed London chip shop is battling keep a “patriotic” 17ft tall sign which he put up outside his business.
Huseyin Kanizi, who is also known as Chris, installed the huge sign above the front of his Golden Chippy shop in Greenwich High Road more than two years ago.
However, he fell foul of Greenwich Council officials who ordered him to take it down, claiming its “excessive size” was not in keeping with its location with what is a 19th century conservation area.
Mr Kanizi has pointed out his sign, which is proudly emblazoned with the Union Jack, is similar to an advertisement which hung in the same place when the premises was a cafe in 1940.
He has vowed to appeal after the local community rallied behind him, with more than 3,300 signing petitions calling for the sign to stay.
In 2016, the Golden Chippy was ranked number one on TripAdvisor out of all restaurants in London – and it’s still in the top 20, at number 14.
Out of 1,084 reviews, more than 70 per cent have rated it excellent.