A FORMER councillor has called for urgent repairs to the distinctive road signs marking the Shaw and Crompton Parish boundary.
Erected in 1990, three years after the Parish Council was formed, most of the signs have fallen victim to time and the weather.
Several have been painted by Cllr Shaun Duffy but now Brian Karran – who served as a councillor for more than two decades – says more needs to be done.
“The rust is getting longer and deeper,” Mr Karran told the Parish Council’s October meeting.
“It must be two or more years since someone told me they were going to be refurbished. I think two have been painted.
“But It’s not very welcoming. They look a mess. I am sure I am not the only one who drives past them and thinks ‘where have I come?’
“They are cast iron and in a right state now. They are going to need a good course of preparation before anything is done.
“You are looking at dismantling them, sand blasting them, treating them and putting them back up again.”
There are thought to be half a dozen signs including at Grains Bar, Shaw Edge, High Crompton and Cowlishaw.
“All I am saying is what’s happening? added Mr Karran.
“Get your act together and let’s have some sense. Maybe invest a little bit of your money?”
Cllr Howard Sykes responded: “My view would be to instruct the clerk to get some quotes and get some money to do it.
“But if someone stops that and interferes and wants to do something else it will stop again.”