A NEW village sign now has pride of place in the centre of Christchurch.
The small Fenland village has been minus a sign for more than a year after the old one had to be removed over safety fears.
The parish council commissioned a new sign and it was unveiled on Saturday by MP Stephen Barclay.
The sign, which is mostly handcrafted, was made by an elderly man in Norfolk and features the Sixteen Foot Bank, a heron – which is the name of the parish newsletter – a tractor ploughing and the parish church.
The village was consulted over the design of the sign, in particular the WI who had commissioned the original village sign many years ago.
The sign cost around £2,500, with the majority coming from a Fenland Links grant.