Surplus street signs being removed

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THE public should be involved in a review of unnecessary street signs which need removing, a councillor has suggested.

Cllr Paul Farmer suggested the move at a meeting of St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Bury St Edmunds area working party on Tuesday.

The meeting heard the council had already removed surplus signs from outside the Corn Exchange and Ram Meadow.

“We are aware that there are others and we would welcome any suggestions,” said economic development officer Carol Rowntree.

Bury Society chairman Sarah Green said she welcomed the move to ‘avoid a build up of unncessary clutter which can detract from the street scene’.

Meanwhile, the council plans to install signs directing people into the town centre from the railway and bus stations, and Ram Meadow and St Andrew’s Street North car parks.

There are also plans to replace existing fingerposts and add new signs in shopping areas.