Letter: Important basics take so long

New signage is well overdue.
New signage is well overdue.

As many Scarborough motorists will no doubt have noticed, the campaign by tourism leaders including the South Bay Traders’ Association and highlighted by The Scarborough News and Forum for Tourism attendees, to update, repair and erect new street signage to car parks, attractions and facilities is slowly been implemented after lengthy discussions over the past several months.

New signage to the Burniston Road waterpark, Open Air Theatre, Scarborough University, Scarborough TEC and Sports Village, to name but a few, all look great and well overdue replacing the over stickered shabby signs.

I often wonder why these things take so long, especially the leaning “Scarborough” directional sign knocked over on Musham Bank roundabout and why the signs advising of “New road layout 100 yards ahead” on Manor Road are still up.

At the risk of becoming Scarborough’s equivalent of Victor Meldrew, I must really highlight another more pressing issue, of the waste of labour and resources I recently witnessed by North Yorkshire County Council in Peasholm Drive.

For two days the county council highways line painting crew have been repainting parking bay lines from Glen Bridge to Victoria Park Mount junction, on the side of the road nearest the trees, over lines which are still visible!

I have written to my county councillor to express my concerns over this waste of the crew’s time bearing in mind the road is in great need of resurfacing first. It is almost repetitive of a recent situation in the Queen’s Parade area, when road markings for parking bays were painted and then the road was resurfaced to look nice for the Tour de Yorkshire. The crew had to consequently return to paint the bays and lines again.

May I enquire if the Tour de Yorkshire would consider a reroute down Peasholm Drive and Columbus Ravine next year, so that I and my neighbours

may have a new road surface outside our homes and guest houses?

Guy Smith

Peasholm Drive

Scarborough