Caistor to get new £7,000 road signs

Caistor news EMN-150128-090811001
Caistor news EMN-150128-090811001

New town signs have been ordered for Caistor, town councillors heard last week.

The council had sought to revamp its ‘brown’ tourist-related signs but this would not meet County Council standards.

Instead, Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and Caistor Town Council are co-funding new signs on the approach roads that would feature extra information. The county will pay £3,500 and the town council £2,500 through a High Street Innovation Fund.

But the move will also cost Caistor in Bloom who will have to move flower beds around the existing signs to their new locations. The town council agreed to contribute up to £750 to help Caistor in Bloom.

Market Rasen Town Council has also had faced complaints from the county council concerning its own ‘free parking’ signs, which also must be replaced.

Caistor Town Clerk Helen Pitman said LCC is similarly looking at road signage across all of Lincolnshire.