Oops! Signs mistake leaves Hambleton District Council red-faced

The Northern Echo: One of the offending signs before they were altered. One of the offending signs before they were altered.

MOTORISTS did a double-take when they were greeted by signs warning them about Northallerton’s upcoming May Fair.

The large yellow signs seemed to indicate that the event was going to last for almost a year – from May 30 to May 6 in fact.

The confusion was quickly cleared up and council staff moved quickly to correct the first date to April 30.

“Hambleton District Council apologies for the error with the advance notice signs for the May Fair,” said director of corporate services Martyn Richards.

“Unfortunately it was human error which was righted within 24 hours of the error being noticed.”

The High street will be filled with rides and side shows from May 1 to 5 and thousands are expected to attend.

Parking, together with bus and taxi collection points, will be changed from April 30 at 6pm until Tuesday May 6 at 8am.

Parts of the High Street between Zetland Street and All Saints Church will be closed during the fair’s opening hours and as the fair is set up and dismantled. Diversion routes will be posted throughout the town for drivers.

The Saturday market will be relocated to the southern end of the High Street.

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10:19am Thu 24 Apr 14

bones26 says...

Hardly headline news is it ,yawwwwnnn
Hardly headline news is it ,yawwwwnnn bones26
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6:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Jackaranda says...

bones26 wrote:
Hardly headline news is it ,yawwwwnnn
It is, in Northallerton!!
[quote][p][bold]bones26[/bold] wrote: Hardly headline news is it ,yawwwwnnn[/p][/quote]It is, in Northallerton!! Jackaranda
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8:52am Tue 6 May 14

Jonty27 says...

theres no wonder we are all suffering an unreasonable quality of life, i.e. endless potholes a major hazard for cyclist additional wear and tear on vehicles, footpaths that are a hazard to use for pedestrians and especially mobility scooter users, when you do write in a complaint it more than likely gets forwarded to the wrong department.
theres no wonder we are all suffering an unreasonable quality of life, i.e. endless potholes a major hazard for cyclist additional wear and tear on vehicles, footpaths that are a hazard to use for pedestrians and especially mobility scooter users, when you do write in a complaint it more than likely gets forwarded to the wrong department. Jonty27
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