Residents being given their say on proposed new signs for Hinckley town centre

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 24 November 2021

HINCKLEY town centre users are being given a say by the Borough Council on whether they would like to see proposed new signs installed inside of the town centre.

(Image: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council)

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have launched a consultation for town-goers to take part in, following their work with consultants and partners to produce new ‘Wayfinding’ strategy signage, to improve the experience of using the town centre.

Council chiefs hope that the strategy will help people to feel “safe, comfortable, and confident” in knowing where they are – and then being able to reach their chosen destination.

The document provides a review of the existing town centre signs and sets out ideas for new, high quality signs with suggested locations.

The proposed new signs being put forward would include totems, car park signs and finger posts with walking times between locations being displayed.

The new signs include totems, car park signs and finger posts, with walking times between locations displayed. It is believed that this will be particularly helpful for visitors to the town centre.

Signs proposed for removal would be removed in phases, instead of in one go – and if approved, the new signs would be installed in phases, as budgets allow.

Executive Member for Town Centres at the Borough Council, Coun. Keith Nichols, said: “We all want to see the town centre thrive and this is just one area that can bring improvements everyone can benefit from.

“It’s a good opportunity to bring some consistency to the various signs we have, most of which have appeared in a piecemeal way over the years in different styles and formats and are not necessarily in the most appropriate places anymore.

“I would urge anyone who visits or uses the town to take a moment to look at the proposals and give us your views.”

Residents are being encouraged to voice their views on proposals by visiting the consultation website which has been launched, by 5pm on 17 December 2021.

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