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'Unnecessary' road signs removed in Albury

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'Unnecessary' road signs removed in Albury

Published at 10:24am 24th November 2017.

Unattractive, old road signs have been removed in Albury as part of a 'de-cluttering' scheme.

The people behind it say the corroded signs were spoiling the natural environment in 'one of Surrey's most picturesque' villages.

And now they want to roll the scheme out further, taking old sign down in other parts of the Surrey Hills.

They even claim the removal of signs could be beneficial for road users, as well as maintaining rural character.

Sign removal

Liz Cutter, Vice Chairman of the Surrey Association of Local Councils and Chair of the Surrey Hills Quiet Lanes and Decluttering Working Group said: "Many road signs are not mandatory.

"They are put in place by the local highway authority and can be removed at its discretion.

Sign removal

"Research shows us that reducing unnecessary signing actually benefits road users who find it hard to distinguish those signs which provide crucial information from those which do not.

"We want to encourage local people through their parish council to assess their local road signs and recommend any individual signs should be removed or relocated. It is only by working together that we can make a difference."

Sign removal

The scheme has the support of Surrey County Council, which says it is 'an excellent example of how Parish Councils can make real improvements'.

If you would like to see less roadside clutter in your village simply visit the Surrey Hills website to find out more.

Sign removal

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