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.
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 .
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.
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.