There's still no sign of the signs

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 05:00 31/03/2014

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A delay in putting up welcome signs at Waitara's entrances has left some residents in the town frustrated.

At last Friday's Waitara Community Board meeting, Waitara Rotary's Sheryl Page said she had not heard about the fate of the signs since she tabled the Transit approved designs to the board last year.

"I've been working on these since 2008 so I'm getting really frustrated," Page said.

She said Rotary, Lions and Soroptomists groups had worked together on the idea with the proposed signs being displayed at the Bayly St, Nelson St and Raleigh St intersections.

She said New Plymouth's sign was a good example of how effective they could be to a town or city's identity.

"But again, Waitara misses out," Page said.

Waitara Lions member John Williams said the signage should not be left to service clubs to fund.

"I believe it is something that should come out of council," he said.

A resolution was made last year for the community board to apply to a third party for the funds but this had yet to happen.

Page said it was beyond the Rotary and other clubs' budgets to pay for the signs and wanted council to re-think its position.

Councillor Colin Johnston said the project still had his full support.

"We should follow it through," Johnston said.

A meeting between the service clubs, the community board chairman and Mayor Andrew Judd will be organised to discuss the ongoing issue. "We will progress this along," he said.

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