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27th Nov, 2021

Worcestershire Highways thanks Droitwich Spa Litter Squad and vows to collect discarded signs

WORCESTERSHIRE County Council has thanked Droitwich Spa Litter Squad for bringing to its attention the issue of discarded road signs when works were finished on the highways.

But Clive Shearman, who started the group, said residents were fed up and sceptical about action being taken.

“We have had a lot of promises and very little substance.

He added in a Facebook post: “Come on Worcestershire Highways this is a traffic hazard and infringement leaving signage even if it has been vandalised or moved.

“They are lying everywhere abandoned.

“Tell the developers to check their stuff is not a hazard and remove it if it is.”

We reported a fortnight ago that when the DSLS was out and about collecting rubbish they found numerous signs which would have run into thousands of pounds worth.

In the latest litter pick alone on Sunday, six road signs and two cones were dragged out of the bushes on Pulley Lane and the A38.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “We are grateful to be made aware of discarded highways signs and will arrange for them to be removed.

“We inspect as many works as possible and request the employees to remove the signs upon completion.”

Click here for ‘Droitwich Spa Litter Squad’ on Facebook.

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