Tourist misinformation signs in Wisbech

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New tourist information signs are pointing in the wrong direction after being ‘tampered with’, according to Cambridgeshire County Council.

Postmaster Ray Wicks, who owns Etcetera, says one of the signs is 14ft high and the lettering is too small for older people to read.

The county council is installing four new finger posts as part of the Wisbech 2020 project and these mimic the existing 12 signs in the town.

A county spokesman said: “We know the signs have been tampered with as our contractors took pictures when they were installed.

“Our sign contractor will be doing further work this week.”

Mr Wicks is concerned that the signs, which have been put up in some of the town’s car parks, are directing people to non tourist areas such as Octavia View.

He said: “If they are going to do the job, they ought to do it properly.

“The principle of the signs is good but the letters are too small which makes it difficult to read and many are pointing in the wrong direction.”