Wirral's 'jewel in the crown' is tarnished

I READ constantly in the Wirral Globe about Port Sunlight Village being the "Jewel in the Crown" of Wirral, but having recently been in touch with Wirral Council about cleaning and painting the finger signposts around the village, which are in a deplorable state, I was informed that "there are no funds available at this time."

These signposts are the first thing visitors look for in the village, yet they give a downtrodden impression.

For what I am sure is a mere pittance in the council’s budget, these posts remain intolerable.

There will be plenty of funds found next year to give to Hoylake for improvements for the Open Golf Championship.

Over the years visitors, to Port Sunlight probably bring in more money to Wirral than an infrequent golf tournament.

R J Furnival, Port Sunlight

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3:52pm Thu 26 Dec 13

steady cyclist says...

Nearly every big sstore has charity giving, eg giving awzay unsold or damed product to charities, perhaps set up a residents group,and start applying paint to the signs, eg local community does something to help itself, also perhaps unilever could be approached to fund some paint and brushes,they did start there.
Nearly every big sstore has charity giving, eg giving awzay unsold or damed product to charities, perhaps set up a residents group,and start applying paint to the signs, eg local community does something to help itself, also perhaps unilever could be approached to fund some paint and brushes,they did start there. steady cyclist

7:16pm Mon 30 Dec 13

piermaster says...

steady cyclist wrote:
Nearly every big sstore has charity giving, eg giving awzay unsold or damed product to charities, perhaps set up a residents group,and start applying paint to the signs, eg local community does something to help itself, also perhaps unilever could be approached to fund some paint and brushes,they did start there.
Quite agree! why does it always have to be done by the council? I do know there are funds for just this sort of issue,perhaps look on the councils website in order to find out how to apply for and secure the funding to be able to get your own community group to undertake the work!!
[quote][p][bold]steady cyclist[/bold] wrote: Nearly every big sstore has charity giving, eg giving awzay unsold or damed product to charities, perhaps set up a residents group,and start applying paint to the signs, eg local community does something to help itself, also perhaps unilever could be approached to fund some paint and brushes,they did start there.[/p][/quote]Quite agree! why does it always have to be done by the council? I do know there are funds for just this sort of issue,perhaps look on the councils website in order to find out how to apply for and secure the funding to be able to get your own community group to undertake the work!! piermaster

1:20pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ballacrain says...

I have a notion that should any one start repainting the signs the council will be down on them like a ton of bricks. This council does not like people doing things to their so called property.
Ballacrain
I have a notion that should any one start repainting the signs the council will be down on them like a ton of bricks. This council does not like people doing things to their so called property. Ballacrain ballacrain

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