Warrington Liberal Democrats call on campaign to improve street signs

Warrington Guardian: Clr Bob Barr Clr Bob Barr

LIBERAL Democrats in Warrington are calling on the council to improve the state of street signs.


Deputy Lib Dem group leader Clr Bob Barr brought a motion to the full council meeting on Monday asking for work to be done to tackle dirty signs.


Clr Barr (LD - Lymm) said: “In a time of austerity, signage may seem a minor concern compared to the plight of the disabled and other pressing welfare issues.


“But as budgets continue to tighten, we need to ensure that the council’s apparently minor responsibilities don’t fall by the wayside.


“One such responsibility is our duty to maintain signage on the highways including street nameplates, warning signs and local direction signs. The cities and towns that we are competing with for good jobs and prosperous businesses do better than us.


“Signage repairs and maintenance can also provide training and work opportunities for those looking for a pathway back into work.


“It can be training that includes administrative processes, procurement, health and safety, basic fitting, electrical work and leadership. “Surely there are funds available, backed up with apprenticeship money from the government, to deal with this highly visible and important aspect of our street scene.”
 

The meeting voted for the matter to be considered further.

 

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5:37pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

Lib Dems scraping the barrel for popularity votes on this one. Aside from that Clr Bob Barr looks like Chevy Chase which makes it hard for me to take him seriously.
Lib Dems scraping the barrel for popularity votes on this one. Aside from that Clr Bob Barr looks like Chevy Chase which makes it hard for me to take him seriously. Brick Bazooka

7:09pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Karlar says...

From a political standpoint and on a more important matter (than the standard of street lighting) with implications or the possible manipulation of local democracy why have you WG pulled comment - and effectively banned free speech - on the "Police called to Warrington Borough Council meeting" article?
If you are going to stop comment on this important matter at least say why.
From a political standpoint and on a more important matter (than the standard of street lighting) with implications or the possible manipulation of local democracy why have you WG pulled comment - and effectively banned free speech - on the "Police called to Warrington Borough Council meeting" article? If you are going to stop comment on this important matter at least say why. Karlar

7:26am Thu 5 Dec 13

Nick Tessla says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
Lib Dems scraping the barrel for popularity votes on this one. Aside from that Clr Bob Barr looks like Chevy Chase which makes it hard for me to take him seriously.
A local politician doing what he is there for - dealing with local matters. Makes a change from Warrington Labour using national issues to distract from their inadequacies.


It would appear that the only signs Labour are interested n are the ones marked exit for any of their own councillors who have a mind of there own and are prepared to speak it.
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: Lib Dems scraping the barrel for popularity votes on this one. Aside from that Clr Bob Barr looks like Chevy Chase which makes it hard for me to take him seriously.[/p][/quote]A local politician doing what he is there for - dealing with local matters. Makes a change from Warrington Labour using national issues to distract from their inadequacies. It would appear that the only signs Labour are interested n are the ones marked exit for any of their own councillors who have a mind of there own and are prepared to speak it. Nick Tessla

11:17am Thu 5 Dec 13

Karlar says...

Banned councillor says questions will not 'go away quietly' - no and nor will our questions to the WG on why it keeps pulling comment on an important matter of abuse of Council democratic procedures.
Who is making the WG close its comments blog on this? Is it the local Labour administration or are others in/within the Council putting on the pressure?
Banned councillor says questions will not 'go away quietly' - no and nor will our questions to the WG on why it keeps pulling comment on an important matter of abuse of Council democratic procedures. Who is making the WG close its comments blog on this? Is it the local Labour administration or are others in/within the Council putting on the pressure? Karlar

1:12pm Thu 5 Dec 13

old-codger says...

Councillors have had comments removed on more than one occasion,
WG is not for free speech when it comes to the council.
Councillors have had comments removed on more than one occasion, WG is not for free speech when it comes to the council. old-codger

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