Street signs soon to get a makeover

A decision to spend more than £130,000 on repairing and replacing a backlog of worn-out and broken street signs across north Norfolk will help to restore civic pride in communities.

A decision to spend more than £130,000 on repairing and replacing a backlog of worn-out and broken street signs across north Norfolk will help to restore civic pride in communities.

That was the message from North Norfolk District Council leader Virginia Gay after the authority's cabinet agreed to put additional monies into the project compared to what has been spent in recent years.

Hundreds of signs need replacing because of age, vandalism and car crashes.

Spending an extra £25,000 over the past two years has made some inroads, with 400 news signs and 400 repairs, cabinet members were told.

But the backlog could be cleared with a further push of £99,600, comprising £57,600 to provide the signs, and £42,000 to install them.

It would also involve £32,940 for an officer to supervise the initiative over 18 months.

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Mrs Gay said: “Street signs are important to everyone and a sign of civic pride. If the signs are clean and well looked after it is a sign of pride in the area.”