Caerphilly County Borough Council has removed more than 2,500 road signs in the last three years in its campaign against street clutter.
Councillor Rob Gough, cabinet member for transportation and planning said: “It’s good to see that we are once again one step ahead and have already made good progress to rid our streets of these unsightly signs. We will continue with our efforts to improve our streetscene and encourage a greater sense of community pride amongst our residents.
“We made this issue a priority back in 2007 and since then we have carried out a rolling programme across the whole county borough. Taking this action has helped improve road safety as well as enhancing the visual amenity of the whole area.
The authority has paid particular attention to sensitive areas such as routes around historic locations including Caerphilly Castle and roads running through some of the area’s breathtaking countryside.
The council will soon turn its attention to improvements in Blackwood town centre. Proposals are being considered to remove the railings along the High Street and switch the Pelican crossings to Zebra crossings. Both of these measures would create a better balance between pedestrians and vehicles in the town.
If you know of any unnecessary road signs which you think should be taken down call 01443 866566 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/streetpride