One of Penarth Town Council’s new signposts – or “finger-posts” – which has been damaged in some kind of mishap – is still leaning dangerously to the left some 10 days after the original incident which damaged it.
This signpost – outside the entrance to Penarth Pier – is one of a suite of signposts which were installed by Penarth Town Council after criticism of the rusty state – or in most case – the total absence of signposts to help visitors find their way around the town.
The damaged signpost is now leaning at such an acute angle some local residents beleive there is a health and safety issue – and the weighty steel might soon collapse altogether.
No one appears to know whether the post was damaged by the wind, or pushed over by a delivery lorry or levered-over by passing vandal .
The area around the sign had been half-heartedly coned-off at one point and emergency tape installed around it – but some of this appears to have blown away in the recent bad weather.
Recently other street furniture in Penarth has been felled by vandals. It’s not known whether, ion tyhis case, police have attempted to dust the finger-post for finger-prints