Will flashing speed signs be coming to coastal village?

A flashing 30mph sign
A flashing 30mph sign

Flashing speed signs at the entrances to Seahouses could soon be a reality after a number of quotes were obtained.

It was agreed not to make a decision at the August meeting of North Sunderland Parish Council due to a number of councillors being away.

Plus the deferral of a final decision allows members to consider the options, as at the July meeting, some felt that the cost of the signs far outweighed the potential benefits.

Monday’s meeting heard that the two signs in Chathill, purchased by Ellingham Parish Council, cost £8,300 for the pair, including the poles and commissioning, etc.

A quote from a firm based in North Yorkshire, obtained by Coun Malcolm Cresswell, a vocal supporter of speed signs for the village, totalled £8,122, although this did not include an extended warranty, while another obtained via the county council was for £7,827, including the warranty and annual inspections.

As well as detailed discussions about the best way forward, councillors want to find out if the signs can be installed on posts that are already in place.