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Council replaces signs
4:08pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
WILTSHIRE Council says it has listened to people’s complaints about signage in Salisbury and taken action to address their concerns.
People in the city had raised the issue of missing street signs and also voiced concerns about old-fashioned signs in the city centre being replaced by more modern-looking versions.
Cllr Richard Clewer said: “These were points raised with us around the time of the election in April and we identified about 50 missing signs, most of which have now been replaced. There were also heavy duty signs in the city centre that when they needed replacing were being replaced by standard signs, which people didn’t like, and we have now ordered replacements for those.”
Lance Foord, from Fisherton Street Traders, said fingerposts in the Maltings and outside the library were previously loose but that the council has now secured them, but felt more could be done.
He said: “The signage is generally poor and not looked after, it’s very tatty and you often see people standing there completely confused.”
He added that the signs need to be tidied up to give a better impression of the city.
When the Market Place is finished he says there should be a map in the city centre and that signs pointing to the station should also say Fisherton Street.
“If the grotto is going to be at Fisherton Mill this year as we anticipate, there will be a need for additional signage to direct people to Fisherton Street.”
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