‘Welcome to Cromer’ sign set to shift half a mile

GV of Cromer town sign

GV of Cromer town sign - Credit: Colin Finch

Drivers entering Cromer may be greeted by a warm welcome to the resort a little earlier in future.

Town councillors have agreed to ask for a Welcome to Cromer sign to be shifted about half a mile further up the A148 Holt Road.

The suggestion was made at their meeting by member of the public Diana Meggy, on behalf of the Steps to Safety campaign which is calling for measures including a footbridge over the Holt Road railway bridge and a roundabout at the A148's junction with the Felbrigg Road.

Mrs Meggy said the sign's present position, east of the railway bridge, was well within the Cromer parish boundary. Work under way to drop kerbs and mark white lines across the railway bridge would narrow the roadway and make the sign more difficult for motorists to see.

Mrs Meggy suggested moving it west of the bridge, to the gates of Cromer cemetery, which was on the parish boundary. This would be consistent with other Cromer signs at entrances to the town, which were set on the boundary.

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Steps to Safety hope the move would also result in a reduced speed limit, from 40mph to 30mph, across the bridge as the urban area would be deemed to begin before it was reached. Norfolk County Council's highways department will be asked to move the sign.

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