Fewer Road Signs – Tavistock Says Yes!

Following a public consultation, Devon County Council has agreed to reduce the number of road signs in Tavistock. The county council is expected to remove more than 50 road signs in the area. The decision was made after a proposal to remove ‘repetitive’ road signs was endorsed by members of the public in Tavistock. Councillor … Continue reading “Fewer Road Signs – Tavistock Says Yes!”

Bus Lane Signage To Cost Council Almost £500,000

According to the Liberal Democrat Group, Labour councillors in Sheffield have agreed to spend almost half a million pounds on changing bus lane signs in the city. Details of a Freedom of Information request reveal that Sheffield City Council wants to increase bus lane restrictions by a total of one hour a day. Councillor Shaffaq … Continue reading “Bus Lane Signage To Cost Council Almost £500,000”

Council Reminds Businesses of Duty to Display Anti-Smoking Signage

Haringey Council has written to a number of businesses in the borough to remind them of their legal obligations under the Health Act 2006. The council is concerned that some companies in the area are failing in their duty to install anti-smoking signs on their premises. Under the 2006 Act, every company in England and … Continue reading “Council Reminds Businesses of Duty to Display Anti-Smoking Signage”

Israeli Road Signs Warn of ‘Arabs with Firebombs’

A series of eye-catching road signs in Israel have succeeded in attracting the attention of passing motorists. The striking red-and-yellow road signs depict a hooded individual who appears to be throwing some kind of incendiary device from an elevated position. Text below the red warning triangle reads, “Warning, drive quickly, Arabs throw firebombs in this … Continue reading “Israeli Road Signs Warn of ‘Arabs with Firebombs’”

Shop Owner in Stafford Ordered to Remove Decades-Old Signs

The owner of a plumbing parts store in Stafford has spoken of his dismay, after the local council informed him that two signs installed on the exterior of his shop would have to be removed, unless planning permission is granted. Both signs have been in place for more than twenty years. Andy Wheeler, who established … Continue reading “Shop Owner in Stafford Ordered to Remove Decades-Old Signs”

Motorists Confused by Basic Road Signage

The survey challenged 2,000 motorists to name or describe road signs. Twenty per cent of respondents failed to recognise the sign for the national speed limit, while 36 per cent could not identify the sign for no stopping. Forty per cent of surveyed motorists did not know the sign for no motor vehicles (34 per … Continue reading “Motorists Confused by Basic Road Signage”

The Cost of Removing ‘Unnecessary’ Road Signs

Reports claim a council in England has reserved £40,000 to spend on removing superfluous road signs. Derbyshire County Council intends to follow the government’s advice by liberating Derby from signage clutter. Unfortunately, the cost of achieving this goal in the Dales alone has been estimated at £40,000. Last year, the British Government advised local authorities … Continue reading “The Cost of Removing ‘Unnecessary’ Road Signs”

Shop Sign Kills Man in Camden Town

A man in his twenties has been killed on Camden Road in North London after a large metal shop sign fell on top of him. The man is thought to be 27-year-old Jacob Marx, a lawyer from New Zealand, who travelled to the UK last September. The tragic incident occurred on Monday when Mr Marx … Continue reading “Shop Sign Kills Man in Camden Town”

Road Signs Concealed in London Colney

A councilor in London Colney has expressed his concern after road signs in the area were covered with black bin bags. Councillor Jacob Quagliozzi was notified of the incident by residents. On checking the signs himself, the councilor reported the problem to Hertfordshire County Council. After being informed that the bin bags had been removed from the signs, Councillor … Continue reading “Road Signs Concealed in London Colney”

Farmer Vents Frustration Over Signage Ruling

A farmer in Lathom, Lancashire, has spoken out after planning officials rejected an appeal to install advertising signs on a stretch of Green Belt land. Roger Webster erected three signs on private land near Hall Lane in Lathom. Each sign was affixed to a five-metre-high poll and advertised his retail business, Taylors Farm Shop. Mr … Continue reading “Farmer Vents Frustration Over Signage Ruling”