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Parking signs vandalised in Grantham streets




Vandals have targeted parking signs in town centre streets, spraying them with paint.

The latest incident took place in Bluegate, Grantham, where two signs have been sprayed with paint obscuring the hours drivers are allowed to park there.

Grantham councillor Ray Wootten says parking signs on nearby East Street were also targeted.

Parking sign on Bluegate which has been vandalised with paint. (11784990)
Parking sign on Bluegate which has been vandalised with paint. (11784990)

These appear to have been cleaned up but, as a result, are very difficult to read.

Whether the signs have been targeted by mindless vandals or by a frustrated motorist unhappy with the parking restrictions is unknown.

Coun Wootten said: “Vandals have been at work again spraying parking signs, this time in Bluegate. Several signs were sprayed a few months ago around the East Street area of Grantham which are waiting to be replaced.

“Damage to these signs is a criminal offence and subject to arrest and possibly prosecution.

“Once again the tax payers are going to have to pay to replace these signs through their mindless act.”

A parking sign in East Street which is difficult to read. (11808204)
A parking sign in East Street which is difficult to read. (11808204)

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We’ve had various reports of signs being defaced around Grantham, although we weren’t aware of the ones on Bluegate.

“We’ve reported the damage to the police, and will arrange for the signs to be cleaned or replaced. Anyone who comes across a damaged road sign, or any other highways issue, should report it via our online system www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/faultreporting.”



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