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Mapping out town ‘as soon as possible’
MAPS showcasing what to do in Knutsford will be installed ‘as soon as possible’ by the borough council after a member of the town plan voiced his frustration over how long the process had taken.
Knutsford Town Plan announced in January that it had created information panels for the town in a bid to showcase what it has to offer.
The new maps, created by Knutsford-firm Active Maps Ltd, will be sighted in six different locations around Knutsford and it is hoped will encourage users of Tatton Park to take a walk into Knutsford.
The panels include directions for restaurants, shops and things to do while in the town.
But Bill Gore, a member of the town plan and leader of the sign project, said they were supposed to be up in time for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
“Cheshire East has had the information since January and we did a review in March and after speaking with Knutsford Town Council the locations for the signs were confirmed,” he said.
“But it’s August and they haven’t put the posts in the ground so we can put them up.
“They have told us they are short of staff but the maps are ready to go.
“I put more than 200 hours into making these maps. Knutsford Town Council gave me £3,000 of tax payers money to do the job but the borough council isn’t finishing the job off.
“You wouldn’t believe how frustrating it is.”
A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: “Cheshire East Council’s highways team will be in touch with the clerk of Knutsford Town Council as soon as possible in order to progress work with these information boards.
“Locations in the town have been agreed, however, a licensing process must also be completed before they can be erected.
“The council’s highways team works hard to manage and maintain 2,970km of roads across the entire region and must prioritise works accordingly. However, the town council can be assured that these information boards have not been forgotten about.”
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