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Appeal goes out to see who is erecting fake road signs in Knutsford
AN appeal has been issued to the person who has attached a host of fake road traffic signs around Knutsford.
The fake signs have been stuck on the lampposts and telegraph posts in roads in Knutsford for months, but have not been removed.
The Guardian is now appealing for the person responsible to come forward so they can explain why they are doing it.
The 20 and 30 speed signs, which are covered in a plastic wallet, can be seen on Adams Hill, Manor Park South and North and Mobberley Road.
Clr Andrew Malloy, from Knutsford Town Council, said it was clear the resident who had put them up had concerns about road safety, and pleaded with them to come forward.
“There are several 30 signs along Mobberley Road, and some 20 signs along Manor Park North and South,” Clr Malloy said.
“We've been raising the issue of these signs with Cheshire East Council for months, with promises that they would be removed, but this has never happened.
“Below each ‘speed limit sign’ is a sign saying ‘Watch for Children’.
“I would love to know who put them up, as they clearly have concerns for road safety, and the safety of children, but we’ve never been able to find out who put them up.”
But Clr Rod Menlove, cabinet member for environmental services at Cheshire East Council, warned that the person responsible would be fined if caught in the act.
“Cheshire East Council takes fly-posting very seriously and we would urge the culprit to stop,” he said.
“If people have genuine concerns regarding speeding motorists in a speed-restricted area they should contact their local councillor or indeed the police.
“Presenting their concerns in this way is simply a distraction to motorists, and any person caught in the act of posting these signs will be issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice.”
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