You may have all noticed the new display board which has been erected outside the Raunds Town Hall in an effort to increase communication between the council and the residents of Raunds.
Putting aside the additional cost after large council tax increases this year, have you tried driving past it and not been distracted?
The corner for the Town Hall is already on an already busy corner. There is a zebra crossing on one side, another crossing on the other along with the Co-Op junctions and busy school and resident traffic coming off the Thorpe Street junction.
With a large brightly lit sign also being placed on this corner is this simply a step too far and a trigger for an accident waiting to happen? – Could you imagine what would happen if someone ended up trying to read the sign and completely missing a few children already making their way across the zebra crossing?
We’re also told that a second sign is coming soon. If a sign really is necessary is it a shame that they couldn’t have just put one clearer ‘HD’ display rather than a retro bus stop / train station style one that is difficult to read?
A petition has been created to propose that the signs position is adjusted so that it does not face oncoming traffic. For anyone wishing to sign, it can be found by clicking here
Is the sign a good idea? Should it be placed in a better location? Do we need two of them? Are you happy with the extra costs in the name of communication? Let us know your thoughts below.