Sign of the times

The preservation of historic cast iron street name signs continues, with Erewash Borough Council working to refurbish original signs in and around our town centres.

The council is keen to preserve as many of these signs as possible, many of which date back to the 1900s or earlier, as they are an important part of local history. Most signs of this style are attached to private buildings and permission is needed from the property owner before any work can be undertaken.

Councillor Michael Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:

“We are delighted to have restored and reinstated a number of historic street signs already and it is the council’s policy to always retain street name signs that have historic importance to the borough and will continue to do so with the help of property owners.”

If anyone has a cast iron street name sign attached to their property that is in poor condition, they are asked to email the Green Space & Street Scene Team at [email protected] and provide a photo of the sign so that it can be considered for refurbishment. A consent form will then be forwarded.


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