Signage

What’s in a (street) name? Councils get help with changing times

07/01/2021

GeoPlace has published guidance for local authority officers in England and Wales who are responsible for naming and renaming streets and buildings.

Council hits out at ‘flawed’ bus lane review

18/08/2020

Newcastle City Council has warned that a review into its bus lane signage contains a ‘number of legal errors’.

Councils urged to adopt new hedgehog traffic sign

17/06/2019

Transport secretary Chris Grayling today unveiled a new traffic sign which warns road users of hazards due to animals on the road.

Council spends £12,000 on four speed signs

13/11/2018

Bournemouth council has spent thousands of pounds installing speed signs along the promenade in an attempt to slow cyclists down.

TSRGD 2016: 2 Years On

18/07/2018

Industry opinions of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016 are being canvassed in a 3M survey believed to be the first of its kind.

Maintaining digital signs

10/07/2018

Andrew Walker calls on councils to be more diligent about repairing and maintaining electronic road signs.

Council to take no action over 'offensive' street name

11/04/2018

Sandwell Council does not have any plans to change the name of Bell End street despite concern from some residents that it is offensive.

Pollution reduced by signs prompting drivers to switch off engines

14/03/2018

Strategically-placed road signs can help tackle air pollution by prompting drivers to turn their engines off at traffic lights, new research reveals.

Council investigates after sign flashes pornographic images

06/09/2017

A council has launched an investigation after pornographic images flashed up on one of their electronic information signs.

Norfolk council could ban use of ‘The’ in street names

20/01/2017

Breckland council in Norfolk is considering abolishing the use of ‘The’ in new street names in order to avoid confusion for the emergency services.

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It’s now or never for modern democracy

The electoral landscape is now ‘more crowded than ever’, while council resources have been ground down, says Laura Lock – and she warns that professionals do not have limitless capacity.
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