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(ruining the) Environment Agency
« on: May 19, 2009, 07:33:20 pm »
In case you are wondering what the proliferation of strange yellow signs and grey shuttered road signs that have suddenly sprouted around Hawkeshead, Bradmore, Swanland, Warrengate, Dixons Hill Road, Station Road and probably other places, they are the latest way of wasting taxpayers money and ruining what would otherwise be very pleasant chunks of Greenbelt.
They are the brain?child of the Environment Agency and placed there exclusively for times of flooding at Mimmshall Brook which happens only once or twice every ten years.
The grey shuttered signs when open reveal the message 'road closed- flooding' and the yellow signs show a diversionary route because people would be too stupid to see the flooding and work out a route for themselves.
Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill, This is so OTT!!! Huge signs permantly disfiguring the landscape to be used incredibly rarely.
There has not been a problem in the past that could not be resolved with a few well placed signs by a man in a van. The Environment Agency would be on hand anyway to operate the floodgates, plus they would presumably have to drive round the shuttered signs to open them anyway.
How much has this cost?, surely this contravenes greenbelt policy??
ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS
I notice the sign at the bottom of Bradmore Lane warning of flooding would only be able to be viewed when you were already in the floodwater!
 

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Re: (ruining the) Environment Agency
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 04:25:54 pm »
Update:

The latest idea by the Environment Agency is to now to adorn the closed shutters on these signs with green stickers bearing the legend"Environment Agency".
Absolutely brilliant! I wonder how long it took somebody to think that one up, although quite how it helps stop flooding has escaped me.

 

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Re: (ruining the) Environment Agency
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 05:34:51 pm »
The CPRE is campaining for the removal of excessive road 'furniture'.  You may have seen some photos where there have been a forest of signs at roundabouts etc.  Maybe these flood warning signs should be reported (who to?) to get rid of them.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 06:04:00 pm »
The CPRE is campaining for the removal of excessive road 'furniture'.  You may have seen some photos where there have been a forest of signs at roundabouts etc.  Maybe these flood warning signs should be reported (who to?) to get rid of them.

Your right Bob, also back in August Communites Secretary Eric Pickles and Transport Secretary Philip Hammond wrote to council leaders urging them to cut unnecessary road signs, railings and advertising hoardings, although I have not noticed any action being taken anywhere. Apparently you should report any street furniture clutter to the council.
 

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