'confusing' event signs to be axed, decide town councillors
and Highbridge Town Council is to stop using blue event signs like
these amid concerns that they are putting off motorists travelling
into the towns.
a meeting last night (Wednesday), town councillors heard that the
traffic management signs were introduced last year by Burnham's
Town Centre Manager to give motorists advance warning of road closures
in the run-up to large events like the Food Festival.
several councillors and town centre traders said they were having
a negative effect.
Peter Burridge-Clayton said: "They were introduced on a trial
basis and simply haven't worked. They have put off coaches coming
into Burnham and have certainly had a detrimental effect. I don't
think they work - they should be scrapped."
Nick Tolley, who previously said the signs appeared to be blue police
emergency signs, said: "The colour, format and shape of the
signs was off-putting and confusing to anyone on four wheels. I
think they should be put away in a shed somewhere."
voted unanimously to stop using the signs this year, however the
decision is subject to a final vote at the next full Town Council