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Are “rusty” street signs in Sudbury just a sign of the times?

PUBLISHED: 20:00 17 November 2016

Sudbury Town Centre. North Street.

Sudbury Town Centre. North Street.

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A call has been made to tidy up rusty street signs in Sudbury amid claims they have not been cleaned in three years.

Sudbury town councillor Nick Irwin challenged the county council’s cabinet member for highways and transport James Finch at a meeting last week.

“Three years and road signs in this town haven’t been washed, cleaned or anything,” said Mr Irwin.

“The uprights are rusting and if a car hits them the top of the sign will be sent like some sort of lethal frisbee.

“I would rather you were getting on filling the potholes, cleaning the street signs and repairing the units that need repairing,” he said.

The outburst came after Mr Finch praised street cleaning in the town and the collaboration with town wardens.

In response to Mr Irwin’s criticism, Mr Finch contested it had not been three years and said he would investigate the matter.

“I will make sure that street sign cleaning is prioritised in Sudbury,” he said. “We have an allocated budget for sign cleaning.”

However, he counselled financial prudence as the county council is in the middle of a public consultation on potentially £48m of budget cuts for the next financial year.

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  • Really, that's the best our local councilors can come up with? Look at the high street as a whole, its dying a slow death. Where's the encouragement to bring new business into the high street to make it a place people will want to come to in the first place. Charity shops, hair dressers, national cafe chains and pound shops. Not exactly a vibrant high street. Please get your priorities right.

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  • Really, that's the best our local councilors can come up with? Look at the high street as a whole, its dying a slow death. Where's the encouragement to bring new business into the high street to make it a place people will want to come to in the first place. Charity shops, hair dressers, national cafe chains and pound shops. Not exactly a vibrant high street. Please get your priorities right.

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