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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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New Welcome to Ulverston signs unveiled

FIRST impressions are all important, and business people and residents in Ulverston are hoping two new signs will help make a lasting impact on visitors to the town.

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warm welcome Town mayor Judy Pickthall, right, and fellow councillors Janette Jenkinson and John Clough unveil the Welcome to Ulverston sign on the A590

A pair of brand new Welcome to Ulverston signs were installed yesterday.

The signs, made from solid cast metal by Buxton-based specialist Leander Architectural, were paid for with funds from the Mary Portas scheme, allocated by the Ulverston Community Partnership.

The new signs, which celebrate the town’s status as a centre for advanced manufacturing and its heritage as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, are placed in Daltongate and on the A590 outside Booth’s supermarket.

Councillor Judith Pickthall, the mayor of Ulverston, said: “I think they add a sense of distinction to the town and it’s really about celebrating the local businesses.”

The Portas money has also been used to help boost funding for the town’s many festivals, including the Dickensian Christmas Festival in November, in order to attract more visitors to the town.

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So to quote Judith Pickthall "celebrate the town’s status as a centre for advanced manufacturing" and "it’s really about celebrating the local businesses" - why were the actual welcome signs designed and manufactured by a firm in Derbyshire? Why is this when there are at least two firms in Ulverston (not to mention good fabrication firms in barrow) that are more than capable of producing them? And second complaint is they seem to be half the size of the signs they replaced. Driving into Ulverston from Barrow they are barely noticable against their dark backdrop. Brilliant.

Posted by Ulverston Resident on 9 January 2014 at 17:20

So to quote Judith Pickthall "celebrate the town’s status as a centre for advanced manufacturing" and "it’s really about celebrating the local businesses" - why were the actual welcome signs designed and manufactured by a firm in Derbyshire? Why is this when there are at least two firms in Ulverston (not to mention good fabrication firms in barrow) that are more than capable of producing them? And second complaint is they seem to be half the size of the signs they replaced. Driving into Ulverston from Barrow they are barely noticable against their dark backdrop. Brilliant.

Posted by Ulverston Resident on 8 January 2014 at 23:42

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