Teignbridge District Council has announce that the final phase of the Newton Abbot town centre enhancements – the installation of seven new signposts to help people find their way around the town’s central area – will be completed by the end of the month.
The signs will point the way from the train station to the Clock Tower. The stainless posts and versatile finger panels will indicate proximity to areas and facilities using walking minutes rather than distances.
Phil Shears, Teignbridge District Council’s deputy chief executive, said: “These much needed signs will provide a huge help for visitors wishing to explore the whole of this historic market town, as well as for residents who may not know their way around Newton Abbot as well as they might like to.”
Sally Henley, Newton Abbot town development manager, said: “It has long been a source of much frustration, that the town centre has no way finding signage. This final element of the scheme will be really welcomed by all town centre businesses as a way of moving residents and visitors around the entirety of our town.
“The clean and simple design of the signs works well within all of the diverse settings of the town centre and the indication of distance using walking minutes is very helpful.
“Signage has always been high on the list of ‘wants’ for businesses and so it is great to be able to tick this box!”
(from a press release)