Major programme of replacing broken and old street signs in Harlow begins
News / Thu 12th Oct 2023 at 11:23am
HARLOW Council is now turning its attention to replacing street name signs across the town as part of its priority to restore pride in Harlow through improving the appearance and image of the town.
The programme has started this week with council staff carrying out an audit of signs around the town and within housing estates to identify signs which require replacement. The audit, which will take around 8 weeks, will see any signs that are not up to date with the latest specification, worn, faded, broken, or damaged being replaced with new signs.
Street name signs and estate map boards will be replaced as part of the programme. Heritage estate name boards will be subject to condition surveys which will inform a future restoration programme for these.
As part of the council investing more money into delivering its priorities, more investment has been allocated from existing budgets to fund this major replacement programme.
Councillor Nicky Purse, cabinet portfolio holder for environment and sustainability, said:
“Replacing old, broken, or missing street signs is all about restoring pride in Harlow. There are far too many old or broken signs in our housing estates and on our streets and this programme will ensure that every one of them is replaced.
“We know restoring pride in Harlow is important to our residents and we are delivering visible change through programmes like this to make a difference to our streets and housing estates.”
Street name signs that need attention can be reported on the council’s website: https://selfserve.harlow.gov.uk/en/service/Street_name_sign_report?accept=yes&consentMessageIds=126
Think it's going to take alot more than new signs to replace the pride in harlow, people are down trodden by the amount of crime in the town, the lack of decent shops, unsociable behaviour, focus on more important issues.
Good news. Please don't forget punctuation like apostrophes, etc!
It would be nice if the road sign of Longfield could be made visable to the public instead of being covered by over grown bushes.
Lets hope that the horrendous and dangerous pathways in nearby whitewaites get fixed asap,which should have been priority,they are in a right state.
Agreed cp,the pavments are all dangerous in nichollsfield leading to the tower, and the new sign doesn't even mention the tower, luckily its quite big, the oak tree has become a parking area for delivery vans, now all of the drains have collapsed so thanks for a sign, but it should say no parking this tree is 400 years old
Reported flooding at the top of Fold Croft. Rained again last night surprised that the ducks from Oak Wood have not taken residence. Drain sucker was outside the church a few day's ago, like all things no joined dots so things are done in a haphazard manner. Could do with a new sign into Fold Croft as well, It has been lent against it's posts for years, falls over on the odd occasion, some kind sole props it back up. They also want to clear the old tyre from the woods in Fold Croft, the general mess up the back lane, on the gas bottles dumped, Pride just saying.
Oh look, nice new signs for the "little darlings" to vandalise. Come on we all know it will happen.
Its shocking what Harlow has become and i agree with you Gary Scott about a no parking sign by the oak tree,so many people these days just do not care about trees and nice outside spaces. Everything is getting damaged because people park their cars and vans anywhere and everywhere without giving a thought of what damage they are doing to thepavements and greenspaces etc... very sad to see Harlow looking like this.
I have no problem with doing stuff to smarten up the town but: 1. Are council staff doing an audit of signs as a specific task? HTS vans drive around all day, surely their staff could make notes on signs that they feel need replacing. 2. I personally feel that repairing broken kerbs, which are both unsightly and dangerous, should be a higher priority than changing signs.