16th Jan, 2019

City street name plates could be set for cash injection

MORE street name plates in Worcester could be replaced if council chiefs give the go ahead to a further £25,000 cash injection for the scheme.

Worcester City Council’s Labour administration were asked if they wanted to continue the extensive sign replacement programme at their cabinet meeting yesterday (December 13).

The popular scheme was launched by council chiefs last October with a £40,000 fund to repair or replace more than 400 old plates after residents raised concerns about the signs becoming neglected for too long.

Council chiefs have been asked to inject more cash into the fund and continue the scheme for a third year in order to replace a further 150 signs across the city.

The council does already replace damaged or missing signs when the need arises, but the scheme was launched after council officers identified a number of areas where plates are missing or in poor condition and were impacting on the appearance of the city.

Coun Lynn Denham, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Communities, said: “The condition of the name plates on our streets really adds to a feeling of community.

“Proper maintenance of more of the historic cast iron street signs adds to our city heritage, so I will be happy to back the continuation of this initiative.”

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