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Boundary signage proposals set for committee

13 January 2017

A proposal to install signage marking the ceremonial county boundaries within Stockton-on-Tees will be considered by councillors next week.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Place Select Committee has been reviewing signage at the Borough's ceremonial boundaries with County Durham and Yorkshire.

And at its meeting on Wednesday (January 18), committee members will consider a proposal to install boundary signage at four locations in the Borough.

The locations identified are Yarm Bridge/High Street, Jubilee Bridge, Victoria Bridge and the Princess of Wales Bridge.

Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: "It's great that so many people feel such a strong sense of pride in being from County Durham and Yorkshire and a real connection with the identity, history and heritage of these ceremonial counties.

"Members of the Place Select Committee have been considering how best to recognise the boundaries of those counties within Stockton-on-Tees and I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this valuable and detailed piece of work.

"This proposal has been drawn-up following extensive consultation with local people and the publication of revised regulations by the Department for Transport, which completed a national review of road signage last year.

"It will now be considered by members of the committee and any further comments received will be taken into consideration before the signs are introduced."