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COUNCILLORS debated plans to spend £20,000 on new signs for the Wellingborough area.

The proposal to spend the cash, from the council’s capital budget, was discussed at Wellingborough Council’s full council meeting on Tuesday.

Cllr Tim Maguire said he thought there was “nothing wrong” with the current signs and they just needed cleaning.

But Cllr Martin Griffiths said: “The signs will show that we are very much open for business.”

Cllr Griffiths said he thought the £20,000 would be money well spent if it attracted companies and new jobs to the area.

Cllr Peter Morrall said he would be “delighted” to have new “good quality” signs.

Cllr Barbara Ainge said as well as the signage issue, the focus should also be on sorting out the situation with litter and rubbish on the area’s roads.

Councillors voted to refer the matter back to one of the local authority’s committees to be discussed again.

Cllr Graham Lawman, chairman of the development committee, which first discussed the plans, said he hoped the signs plan would still move forward.

He said: “It’s important that this borough has clear, confident, consistent modern signage.”