22nd Oct, 2016

Evesham's finest sights and iconic buildings to feature on new welcome signs

Joshua Godfrey 22nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

ICONIC buildings and views of the Vale will be on brand new welcome signs for Evesham after town council chiefs gave the thumbs up to a major revamp.

The Bell Tower, Abbey Park, the River Avon, the Almonry Museum, Church House and Abbot Chryton’s archway will be among the new brown Welcome to Evesham signs on Green Hill, Offenham Road, Broadway Road, Cheltenham Road and Pershore Road.

The new welcome signs are part of a major overhaul of road signs in the town following a review by tourism chiefs at Worcestershire County Council.

Among the package of measures drawn up by County Hall was the need to update signs where they have not kept up with the pace of development in the town and may be confusing tourists trying to navigate themselves around Evesham.

The overall cost of the signs has not been revealed but Wychavon District and Worcestershire County Councils will be stumping up some cash, along with Evesham Town Council.

At an Evesham Town Council meeting last Monday (July 11), councillors voted in favour of seven images of iconic buildings and views in the town which will feature on the new brown plate welcome signs.

After much debate from councillors who whittled the selection down from 11 suggested images, bespoke professional photographs will now be commissioned.

Speaking at the meeting, Coun Mark Goodge said: “These photos are all examples of the shot that will be taken.

“And what will happen is, if we decide on the images we want to use, then new photos of the these angles will be taken by a professional photographer who will make those images for use- that will not cost us anything,” he added.

However, some councillors voiced concern about selecting images for the signs before the pictures had been professionally taken and not knowing how much the signs will cost.

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