Parish Council - Suffolk
Heritage Signposts for Easton
Easton Parish Council made a decision to replace the signposts in the village with heritage signposts to commemorate the WW1 Centenary. Suffolk County Council Highways no longer maintains signposts throughout the county and the existing ones were in a state of dis-repair or damaged with no prospect of being replaced. The Parish Council had to work with Suffolk County Council to ensure the specifications met the criteria that SCC gave, SCC also took jurisdiction for licencing and installing the posts. The Parish Council were met with unexpected delays for the installation, with the expectation that the signposts would be in place for 11.11.18 WW1 Centenery, the signposts were installed in May 2019. The Parish Council sourced and purchased the signposts from 'Leander Architectural' a company that uses the original signpost moulds and were happy to work with the Parish Council to produce their design requirements.
The signposts support Easton's heritage identity and compliment the Conservation status of the village, they have received very many compliments from within the parish and from other parishes too.
Easton Parish Council has negotiated with Suffolk County Council to be part of the rolling rota to have temporary speed activated signs - VAS sited in the village. The positioning of the signs is decided and controlled by Suffolk County Council, the rolling rota places the signs for two weeks, the sites are each end of the village, and they return three to four weeks later for two weeks on an ongoing rota. This has not incurred costs to the Parish Council and has avoided expenditure on the equipment and management of the signs. Further information can be found on http://www.suffolkroadsafe.net/suffolk-info/speeding-in-suffolk/
Suffolk County Council is responsible for public highways. To find the list of what can be reported and the reporting facility provided - Click here to go to the SCC highways section of the SCC website.