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New road sign is height of silliness says Rise Park resident

12:00 26 April 2014

The road sign was erected last week

The road sign was erected last week

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A new road sign has been branded the height of silliness by a concerned resident who claims it creates a health and safety risk.

Resident Chris Wood said children of Parklands Junior School in the adjacent Havering Road could trip over the signResident Chris Wood said children of Parklands Junior School in the adjacent Havering Road could trip over the sign

Chris Wood, 67, of Priests Avenue in Rise Park, spotted the new road sign last week after it was erected on the corner of the adjacent Ashmour Gardens and Havering Road.

The worried pensioner believes the sign, which could easily be overlooked, poses a danger risk, particualrly to schoolchildren walking to and from the nearby Parklands Junior School in Havering Road.

“Someone will come round the corner and fall over it!,” said Chris. “It is so low that when you walk around you don’t see it. There’s a school at the bottom of the road, kids will walk into it.

“I don’t know why they didn’t put it on a tall pole. They’ve probably put it low because it’s in front of a low wall but it’s going to hurt someone. “It’s really bad, if someone came around the corner and wasn’t looking they would fall over it.”

After being alerted to the problem, the council ordered contractors to amend the sign.

A council spokesman said: “The sign was clearly far too low, for which we’re very sorry, and no, we don’t expect people to be the height of garden gnomes! It has since been raised by our contractor to a more standard height.”

The Recorder reported recently that a road works notice in Rainham was placed so high on a lamppost nobody could read it.

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