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Westmorland Road Sign

ABC Member Philip Tibbetts advises that Burton village council organised and funded this Westmorland sign. It is understood that Cumbria council has given Parish Councils the ability to erect signs if they want following on from Eric Pickles’ initiative last April.  

Help the historic counties return to our roads!

With news of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s initiative to see the historic counties signed on our roads, we have produced a flyer for you to share and spread the word. Full details of the initiative, which aims to make it easier for … Continue reading

25 April 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion

By George! England’s traditional counties can return to England’s roads.

Great news released by the DCLG on Saint George’s Day: To mark St George’s Day, Eric Pickles today (23 April 2014) announced a new initiative to support the ‘tapestry’ of traditional English counties, including getting rid of a Whitehall ban on the names of traditional … Continue reading

23 April 2014 28 February 2016 start the discussion


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