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Lib Dems Call for Clearer Signage on Airfield Estate

March 31, 2005 12:00 AM

Wokingham Liberal Democrats have highlighted the confusing signage on the Airfield which has led to residents missing hospital appointments because hospital transport drivers could not find their homes.

Councillor Tony Mattingley (Lib Dem Councillor for Loddon ward) said, "The road signs are so bad on this estate that you need to live here to know where you are. Even that doesn't help some residents in some areas of the estate - they say they are as confused as visitors. Following a map doesn't help much as the road signs just peter out and leave visitors wandering around hopelessly lost."

Councillor Chris Clacey (Lib Dem Councillor for Loddon ward) has heard of people who missed out on deliveries because the roads where they live couldn't be found. He said, "People on this estate are feeling isolated and frustrated as they miss deliveries and, more importantly, hospital appointments. I've asked Wokingham District Council to sort out this signage mess.

"Finding your way around can drive you crazy: you think you're doing well when you see a sign for Shackleton Way, but then you end up in a sort of no-man's-land with no signs whatsoever to indicate whether you're still on the map or not. The ruling Tories on the Council were unaware of this problem, but let's hope they can now sort it out quickly."