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Cherry Garth street sign replaced with correct version
8:53am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A ROAD sign which was replaced at a street in York before anyone noticed a mistake on it has been replaced again.
Retired railway engineer Dave Bean, 66, and his wife Janet have lived in Cherry Garth, off Bad Bargain Lane, for about 30 years, and contacted the city council to request the sign for their area be tidied up or replaced.
But when it was replaced it was embossed with the address Cherry Drive due to a misunderstanding.
City of York Council told The Press the £180 sign was “ordered correctly with the manufacturers, but unfortunately the wrong sign was sent by mistake”, and the replacement would not cost the authority anything extra.
Now the replacement sign has been installed, and Dave’s granddaughters, Larissa and Charlotte, helped celebrate the correction with a “thumbs up”.
Dave praised the council’s “very speedy resolution” and said, thanks to a previous appearance in The Press with the incorrect sign, “my twin grand daughters… now think they are superstars”.
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