11th Dec, 2016

Town signs could be handed new lease of life

Joshua Godfrey 5th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S ‘faded’ welcome signs could be replaced using New Homes Bonus cash if there is strong public support behind the plan.

Former Mayor of Evesham Mark Goodge told the Observer the Town Plan signage and marketing working group have come up with four actions points to replace ‘sub-standard, inconsistent or even missing’ signs.

The plan includes road signs that are missing around the town centre, adding tourism signs to Evesham’s key tourist destinations which don’t have any, and making the heritage signs easier to read.

Coun Goodge said: “Although it isn’t strictly necessary at the moment, there is also the possibility of replacing the town’s boundary signs – that is, the ones on the roads leading into the town.

“These are beginning to look a bit faded, and in some cases the metal panels have started to come apart, so replacing them would improve the appearance.

“Again, we’re waiting on costings of these from Worcestershire County Council, and how much of that cost would be the responsibility of the town council.

“Using New Homes Bonus money is a possibility if there was strong public support for it,” he added.