MISSING signs have been causing confusion for elderly members of the public coming into Fordingbridge for their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Concerns were raised during a meeting of Fordingbridge Town Council last week. 

Councillor Diane Paton said signage giving directions to the vaccination centre at Fordingbridge Hospital when they were coming over the bridge into town “disappeared” and in the town car park she had nearly got run over and her car had “nearly got knocked twice”.

Cllr Paton said signs were needed when people passed over the bridge to say where they needed to go.

“If they start floundering at that point there are a lot of people that are going to be in trouble,” she added.

The meeting heard there had been a sign near the roundabout and Nationwide.

It also heard a member of the tourist information staff had been on the phone for 20 minutes trying to give directions to a woman who had driven from Ringwood.

And Councillor Pete White said he was travelling behind an elderly driver up the High Street from The Crown pub who then went “up Roundhill the wrong way”.

The council said it would email the volunteer co-ordinator to check the signage had been put back.

The signage has now been put back in place.