Hundreds of road signs removed from county highways

Hundreds of road signs which are no longer necessary have been removed by Northamptonshire County Council as part of a project to de-clutter streets – making them safer and more attractive.

The work was prompted after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles wrote to councils last year urging them to ‘cut the clutter’.

Since then the county council has worked with councillors, MPs, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and parish councils to help identify which signs should be removed.

So far a total of 316 redundant, damaged and illegal signs along with 586 sign posts from the county’s roads have been taken down.