Usually vandals tear signs down and the council puts them back up.
Not so in this instance.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has been taking down road signs it feels are a distraction to motorists.
The authority is on a mission to rid the county borough of unnecessary signs and highway staff have been busy uprooting the offending posts to help create a clearer streets.
Councillor Rob Gough, cabinet member for transportation and planning, said: “We have now removed over 2,100 signs throughout the county borough and the scheme has helped improve highway safety as well as enhancing the visual impact of the area.”
The move by the council comes as national campaigners are calling for 70% of road signs on rural roads to be removed.
The council has said it has paid particular attention to sensitive areas such as routes around historic locations and roads running through some of the county borough’s scenic countryside.