Lost in Kettering town centre? New signs will be coming your way soon

Wayfinder signs in Kettering's town centre will be given a facelift over the coming months.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 6:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 5:35 pm
The current town centre signs.

The current finger post signs have been in place for several years and are starting to fade.

A report set to be delivered by economic regeneration manager Alex Jelley tonight (Wednesday) says the time is right for an upgrade.

The report reads: “Town centre signage plays an important role in successful regeneration – enabling people to find their way to a known destination, and uncover exciting unknowns.

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“In Kettering we have relied upon traditional finger post signage, supplemented with town centre maps within the various car parks around town.

“As an improving town centre, with more and more on offer within it, the time is right to upgrade our approach to wayfinding.”

The town centre could see signage similar to those found in London and other major cities.

The report adds: “We are in the process of setting out exactly what needs to be included, how many signs are required, and where they would be located – this will be done over the next few months.

“Consultation with businesses will take place to ensure they have had the opportunity to comment on the proposals, which we hope will develop a sense of ownership in the business community.

“We have, in fact, already held some preliminary discussions with a number of businesses.

“More information on this project will be provided as it develops.”