I submitted a letter to the paper 16 months ago about the decline of the town’s “Welcome to Spalding” signs that greet visitors on the outskirts on several approaches to the town.
Over the weekend I have not-iced some new signs that have been located on the old foundation that supported a mere post with “Welcome To Spalding” on it.
The new signs are made of perspex and have a South Holland District Council-type emblem on the board.
Several friends of mine have commented on how cheap and nasty they look. Considering what the community pays for into the system, I think this is a poor effort on their behalf.
Compared with what we had I have to admit they do look better, but I don’t think there was a lot of thought put into this project.
I understand the funding came from the town centre forum committee so there is some appreciation that action has been taken. But I was expecting a design that would embrace some pride and promote our town and its heritage in the heart of Lincolnshire, an example being our churches, food industry and the lovely tulip fields of South Holland.
So bearing this in mind the signs might be a temporary replacement until a more suitable design comes along and puts the pride back into Spalding.