Missing Harwood street sign FINALLY returned

Missing Harwood street sign FINALLY returned

Missing Harwood street sign FINALLY returned

Missing Harwood street sign FINALLY returned

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A MISSING street sign — knocked down five months ago — has finally been replaced.

Neighbours in Acre Field, Harwood — a cul-de-sac which includes six houses and five bungalows — say they are ‘hugely relieved’, now the problems they faced from not having a street sign on their road have been resolved.

The street sign was knocked down in December, after a lorry crashed into it.

It was removed by Bolton Council but a new sign was not installed.

It led to visitors to the road having problems finding it and had to ask residents where it was.

The council says it was unable to install a new sign earlier due to a lack of resources.

But after neighbours — and The Bolton News — contacted the council to enquire about the situation, a new sign was put up on Thursday morning.

Theresa Stott, her husband Norman, and George Simkins, all of who live on the road, expressed their delight at the new sign being installed.

Mrs Stott, aged 76, said: “I’m really excited about it. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the new sign going up.

“It’s about time a new sign was put up. We are only a small street and people were getting lost left, right and centre.

“I had my birthday party last week and a couple of people had trouble finding my house.

“At last, everybody will know where we are now.”

Mr Stott, aged 82, said: “It’s a huge relief — I still can’t believe there’s a sign up on our street.

“I obviously felt frustrated it took the council so long to put a new sign up, because it caused a lot of problems for us.

“At least now people won’t have any more trouble finding us.”

Mr Simkins, aged 70, moved to the area just before the sign came down.

He said: “I think it’s ridiculous we’ve had to wait five months. I’ve got family in Dublin and Scotland who would have got completely lost if they’d come to visit.

“But I’m happy that the sign’s been put in and people know where I live now.”

A council spokesman said: “A new sign has been installed in due course. We were unable to do this earlier due to lack of resources.”

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2:40pm Mon 26 May 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.
Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 10

4:13pm Mon 26 May 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.
yes, as you say lucky that the houses didn't need police, fire, ambulance ...
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.[/p][/quote]yes, as you say lucky that the houses didn't need police, fire, ambulance ... Boltonresident2012
  • Score: -2

4:58pm Mon 26 May 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Boltonresident2012 wrote:
I, Ludicrous wrote:
Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.
yes, as you say lucky that the houses didn't need police, fire, ambulance ...
Ah, right, so the emergency services have no way of knowing where anyway is unless there's a little sign up at the end of the street? Glad we cleared that up.
[quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.[/p][/quote]yes, as you say lucky that the houses didn't need police, fire, ambulance ...[/p][/quote]Ah, right, so the emergency services have no way of knowing where anyway is unless there's a little sign up at the end of the street? Glad we cleared that up. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 4

5:13pm Mon 26 May 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
Boltonresident2012 wrote:
I, Ludicrous wrote:
Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.
yes, as you say lucky that the houses didn't need police, fire, ambulance ...
Ah, right, so the emergency services have no way of knowing where anyway is unless there's a little sign up at the end of the street? Glad we cleared that up.
true, which leads on to why do we need any road signs these days - when there are sat navs etc
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: Well I'm glad that any further loss of life has been avoided there.[/p][/quote]yes, as you say lucky that the houses didn't need police, fire, ambulance ...[/p][/quote]Ah, right, so the emergency services have no way of knowing where anyway is unless there's a little sign up at the end of the street? Glad we cleared that up.[/p][/quote]true, which leads on to why do we need any road signs these days - when there are sat navs etc Boltonresident2012
  • Score: -7

7:10pm Mon 26 May 14

soup153 says...

If you don't know where you live it's time to give up.
If you don't know where you live it's time to give up. soup153
  • Score: 4

9:42pm Mon 26 May 14

boltonnut says...

A real ball acre.
A real ball acre. boltonnut
  • Score: 3

10:45pm Mon 26 May 14

LordLeverhulme says...

A council spokesman said: “A new sign has been installed in due course. We were unable to do this earlier due to lack of resources.”


or... more honestly...

"Sorry. We forgot"
A council spokesman said: “A new sign has been installed in due course. We were unable to do this earlier due to lack of resources.” or... more honestly... "Sorry. We forgot" LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 4

12:32pm Tue 27 May 14

Lancashire always says...

I wondered what all those people with balloons and presents were doing there walking around bumping into each other. They finally had to go home it was a sad day.
I wondered what all those people with balloons and presents were doing there walking around bumping into each other. They finally had to go home it was a sad day. Lancashire always
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Tue 27 May 14

SleepingThunder says...

Go to the Real Bolton News .https://www.faceboo
k.com/UNrealBoltonNe
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Go to the Real Bolton News .https://www.faceboo k.com/UNrealBoltonNe ws?fref=ts SleepingThunder
  • Score: -1

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