For years we’ve been puzzled by this sign in Southwell Park Road. You see it as you approach Pembroke Broadway; it tells pedestrians to cross the road in order to get to the Mall.
But the Mall is the same side of the road as the sign, so why should people be sent to the other side? What’s more, if they do as the sign says, they’ve got to walk to the next crossing in Pembroke Broadway – which is past the Mall – before they can get back to the Mall side of the road. Also, anyone following the sign has to cross Park Street on the south side of the roundabout a little further ahead. That’s a difficult place to cross; it’s much easier and safer to ignore the sign completely and cross Park Street on the north side of the roundabout.
Sometimes, we feel that our ‘superiors’ – council officers – haven’t got a clue. Either that, or they don’t care. Or both. Almost certainly they don’t walk around the town with any real interest in improving it.