Council staff set to move obscured speeding sign

Cossall slow down sign obscured by the welcome sign.
Cossall slow down sign obscured by the welcome sign.
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RED-FACED council staff have vowed to move a ‘pointless’ electronic sign, which was put up directly behind the sign for Cossall village – blocking its view for drivers.

Motorists driving past the electronic flashing speed camera warning at the entrance to the village have told the Advertiser they were flabbergasted at its positioning.

Cossall slow down sign obscured by the welcome sign.

Cossall slow down sign obscured by the welcome sign.

Villager and driver Ken Wood said: “It’s just common sense really.

“The sign should be clearly visible, otherwise, what’s the point of it?”

The 90-year-old joked: “If an old bloke like me can see what’s wrong with it, there must be something wrong with it.”

The sign was put up on the corner of Coronation Road and Church Lane last week by Nottinghamshire County Council – the authority in charge of roads in the village – in a bid to warn speeding motorists passing through Cossall to slow down.

Ian Parker, Nottinghamshire County Council’s highways south district manager, said highways staff will now be moving the electronic sign, so it is more visible.

“We have had a look at the signs and can confirm that we will be adjusting the heights so both can be viewed by motorists,” he said.

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