New signs to help confused visitors

More than £50,000 is to be spent on helping confused visitors find their way around Berwick .

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 9:03 am
Tourist information signs in Berwick.
Tourist information signs in Berwick.

It is planned to erect five large signs, described as monoliths, and a number of new finger posts to replace the existing mismatched collections of signs between Berwick railway station and the town hall.

At the moment, it is felt some visitors arriving at the railway station are unsure how to get to the town centre or holiday park.

“Planning approval will be sought for the proposed signs and monoliths,” said town clerk Gareth Davies. “This is not expected to be a major difficulty as the signs are similar in design and concept to those elsewhere in the county.”

The work is planned in two parts with LNER contributing £20,000 and Berwick Town Council £17,800 in phase one (monoliths and map), with a further £10,000 from the Coastal Community Fund and another £6,600 from the town council in phase two (finger posts and wall signs).

The proposal has been approved by the town council.

Coun Alan Bowlas said: “I think this is a good project to get behind.”