Saturday, 21 July 2018

Estate welcomes 'Rolls-Royce of roadsigns'

NEW road signs have been installed on the Gainsborough estate in Henley at a cost of £1,700.

NEW road signs have been installed on the Gainsborough estate in Henley at a cost of £1,700.

They were paid for by South Oxfordshire District Council in response to a request from Gainsborough Residents? Association.

The estate now has 19 new fixed signs with house numbers in Gainsborough Road, Gainsborough Hill and Gainsborough Crescent and two mounted on a wall. They have replaced signs some of which dated back to when the estate was built in the Fifties.

David Eggleton, chairman of the association, said he was delighted the signs had been installed so soon after he had met town and Henley district councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin and council officer Sally-Anne Worsley on site.

?What they?ve done is brilliant,? he said. ?I?ve had lots of people phone me and lots of people I?ve bumped into saying how fantastic the signs are. The signs are stylish and more modern. The ones we had before were like Reliant Robins, now we have Rolls-Royces.?

Mr Eggleton also praised Craig Sanders and Mark Skidmore, of Nibra Signs, who installed the signs, saying: ?They?re lovely lads ? very efficient and tidy.?

The issue was first raised at a meeting of the town council?s traffic advisory committee in October.

Councillor Hodgkin said the previous signage was a ?total mess?. She said: ?I think we should be grateful to the district council for doing this for us. It brightens up the estate and shows it?s being cared for.?

A spokeswoman for the district council said: ?We?re really pleased with the new road signs for Gainsborough and hope that residents are happy too.

?The signs should make it easier for people including visitors, delivery drivers and emergency services to find their way around.?

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