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Temporary low bridge sign not displaying

Reported in the Road signs category anonymously at 12:18, Sun 6 March 2016

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 1 minute later

The temporary sign to warning traffic turning right at the Higham Lane / Hinckley Road junction of the low bridge where Hinckley Road forks to Leicester Road and Old Hinckley Road has been flat on the ground for at least a week. This is not the first time this particular sign has failed. It could be that it is interfered with late at night during the week ends. It needs to be made more permanent to avoid potential accidents.

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting

    Posted by at 11:32, Mon 7 March 2016

  • Attention to the problem was quick but the problem persists because during the weekend the sign was vandalised again. Sign needs to be fixed more permanently at the location. It is a target for people who have been out drinking at the weekend.

    Posted by David Craddick at 16:48, Tue 15 March 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:07, Sun 3 April 2016

  • The sign is demolished every weekend by local youths who visit a local hostelry. Can the signs be fixed more permanently?

    Posted anonymously at 14:07, Sun 3 April 2016

  • This sign is still flat on the grass verge 7 weeks after it was reported. It gets moved to mow the grass but otherwise is still there.

    Posted by Cllr Keith Kondakor at 09:11, Wed 20 April 2016

  • If the sign was staked into the ground there would be less chance of it being vandalised. I can confirm that only twice during the period since it was originally reported has it been re-erected. It needs checking on a weekly basis preferably at the start of the week.

    Posted by David Craddick at 10:51, Wed 20 April 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:29, Sun 1 May 2016

  • The sign continued to be vandalised at weekends because of its portable nature. Today, 01/05/2016 ,I could not see the sign. It appears to have been removed from site. It is important that some form of sign is reinstated to alert lorry drivers of the low bridge.

    Posted anonymously at 20:29, Sun 1 May 2016

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 20:42, Sun 29 May 2016

  • Regular and punctual attention given by WCC but vandals knocked the sign over at weekends. Sign has now been located just after the turn from Higham Lane into Hinckley Road and gives minimum warning of the bridge. Sign is not obvious until vehicles have taken the turn towards the bridge.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 20:42, Sun 29 May 2016

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