Waringstown welcome signs fallen into ‘bad state of repair’

Councillor Colin McCusker pictured at one of the welcome signs in Waringstown.
Councillor Colin McCusker pictured at one of the welcome signs in Waringstown.
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A UPPER Bann councillor is calling on Craigavon council to restore the ornamental welcome signs in Waringstown.

Councillor Colin McCusker said: “I had noticed recently that the signs had fallen into a very poor state of repair, and after talking to locals in the village they agreed with me that it would be a real shame if the village was to lose them.

“These signs have been a hallmark of Waringstown for as long as I can remember, and while I appreciate not all the villages in the borough have been given such signs, I think it would be a real shame if they were allowed to deteriorate to the point where they would have to be removed.”

He continued: “These signs mark the gateway to Waringstown, and are a very welcoming feature for visitors to the village. I have written to the council asking that they be refurbished as a matter of urgency, before they pass the point of no return and can no longer be repaired.

“As we approach the end of the borough of Craigavon, I believe it’s vital that we preserve some of the local heritage that has been built up over the years.”