STATION APPROACH COUNTS-DOWN TO PICNIC PENARTH

There'll be "no- entry" for vehicles into Station Approach from Friday evening until Sunday evening

There’ll be “no- entry” for vehicles into Station Approach from Friday evening until Sunday evening

Signs have gone up in Station Approach warning motorists that the entire area – including the Penarth Station car park –  is to be closed to vehicles  from 18:00 on Friday April 15th to 21:00 on Sunday April 17th for “Picnic Penarth” .

Penarth Town Council has put bi-lingual notices on lamp posts whilst the Vale of Glamorgan has set up three yellow bi-lingual warning signs.

Local cafe owner Sian Fox had tried to correct the Vale Council's Welsh-language mistakes. "gwe" was meant to be "Gwener" (Friday)...and there should be 2 "Ls" in Ebrill.

Local cafe owner Sian Fox had tried to correct the Vale Council’s Welsh-language mistakes with red marker. “gwe” should have read “Gwener” (Friday)…and there should be two “Ls” in “Ebrill”.

Unfortunately, as neither council has much of a grasp of Welsh, the Welsh-language signage mis-spells the Welsh word for April (“Ebrill”) as “Ebril”- leaving monoglot Welsh-speaking drivers completely in the dark as to what the Vale Council signwriters might be trying to get at.

The elementary spelling error is so embarrassing local cafe owner Sian Fox of Foxy’s Cafe and Delicatessen set-to with her own red felt-pen to rectify the error on the sign outside her premises .

Some of the Station Approach "No-Entry" signs have been adapted - to look like Beatles record covers

Some of the Station Approach “No-Entry” signs have been adapted to look like Beatles record covers

Meanwhile across the road in Station Approach other hands seem to have been at work on the local “No-Entry” signs – on which a row of pedestrians and a zebra crossing have now been incorporated in a design reminiscent of the classic Beatles Abbey Road record cover.

Warm sunshine, great food, music, straw-bale seating and cold beer were all part of the crowd-pulling appeal of the 2015 Picnic Peanrth.

Warm sunshine, great food, music, straw-bale seating and cold beer were all part of the crowd-pulling appeal of the 2015 Picnic Peanrth.

Regular Station Approach parkers are being asked to remove their cars before the Friday evening closure is enforced and are being warned that “No movement of vehicles can take place after this time, aside from event vehicles and emergency vehicles“. Stewards will be available to assist with alternative parking and to help any rail passengers.

Meanwhile the music line-up for Picnic Penarth has been finalised and features:-

  • The Fflip Fflops (Latin folk funk ukulele quartet).
  • Penarth Soul Club (playing Northern Soul, Motown and funk from 5pm on Saturday)
  • Railroad Bill, (the Cardiff skiffle band celebrating their 30th anniversary) .

Ten food-vendors have been announced for the weekend festival, including Meat and Greek, Mr Croquewich, Brother Thai, Pizza Pronto and VOG Brewery.

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20 Responses to STATION APPROACH COUNTS-DOWN TO PICNIC PENARTH

  1. Martin Coffee says:

    That defacement of the no entry sign is criminal damage.

  2. Big Davey says:

    Why was the sign in Welsh first?

    Is this a new language sign policy by the Vale?

    As voters we should be told if the policy is now Welsh before English. 99.95% of us should know that we have to look beyond the Welsh first.

    A great advert to tourists. Come to Wales and we won’t make you feel welcome at all. Go to Sweden, FInlan or Even China and you will see English first.

  3. Frank Evans says:

    The Beatles were from the capital of gog land after all.

  4. Frank Evans says:

    What a p*** poor sign. If they hadn’t to translate it they might of at least got the English syntax correct. What’s with the full colon after fri (should be Fri )

  5. Martin gossage says:

    Migrants come to Britain and expect us to bend things to their culture and we think that’s not acceptable. But those coming to Wales expect to see English given preference over the national language ? Both can’t be correct. So visitors ..Have more respect the host country .As some will know I’m English and wouldn’t dare to ask for English first .

  6. Peter Church says:

    I really feel sorry for the council. Having to produce a sign in a language that nobody who actually makes the sign speaks.
    Its a bit like asking a Russian to write a menu in Argentinian to be read by a blind Chinese man.
    In the kingdom of the stupid the one phrase Welshman is king!

  7. Sarah says:

    The council really have no choice but to put Welsh first – From the 1st April, all Welsh public authorities now have to comply with WG Welsh language legislation, which has become a lot more exacting in terms of how communication is presented to the public. In all communications, Welsh has to be used first. That is regardless of whether it is a phone call (using ‘Bore Da’ rather than ‘Good Morning’ to address people) email or public signage such as this. If citizens don’t like it, it is their Assembly Member they need to make representations to, rather than local authority councillors, as the responsibility for it lies with WG. I believe there are stiff penalties for non-compliance.

    • AK says:

      There should be even more stiff penalties for local councils who cannot produce signs with the correct translation.

      If it is wrong then it just proves that it is not required at all.

    • Big Davey says:

      We are turning Wales into Quebec, which has become a byword for a failed state because of their language policies and implementation of draconian French first policy. It is an economic wasteland, what Wales will become if we continue down this path.

  8. R says:

    Are we getting lost in the welsh/english sign story here! Penarth Picnic is fabulous event for the whole town, just like Belle vue music festival, BACK THE TOWN. loose the politics,

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