Scouthead signposts Saddleworth villages

A PROMINENT fingerpost at Scouthead crossroads pointing to Delph, Austerlands and Lydgate has been erected thanks to funding from Saddleworth councillors.

The feature fingerpost, which was made by localman Bob Rodgers, replaces a predecessor which had fallen into disrepair and has become a centrepiece for the crossroads where Thorpe Lane and Doctor Lane meet Thurston Clough Road.

Cllrs Max Woodvine and Luke Lancaster with Bob Rodgers and local residents Margret and Tim who helped restore and look after the previous fingerpost

On top of the black and white fingerpost sits a circular finial reading ‘Scouthead’ which was inspired by a historic West Riding County Council signpost currently stored at Saddleworth Museum.

The new fingerpost was made possible thanks to funding of £950 from Saddleworth borough councillors Luke Lancaster and Max Woodvine.

Cllr Lancaster said: “Seeing the new signpost in situ provides a sense of achievement after we had worries that we’d never be able to complete this project.

“We’ve been working on it for many months and included residents in the process. I’m proud of the finished product and hope others are too.”

Cllr Max Woodvine added: “This is perfect and I thank Bob Rodgers for producing the fingerpost and Scouthead’s community for their support.

“Despite difficulties thrown up by OMBC, which we had to overcome, we’ve provided the village with a piece that it can be proud of for years to come.”

2 Replies to “Scouthead signposts Saddleworth villages”

  1. Can we have some clarity please. What was the source of the £950 ….if it came from private funds then fine.

    However the article appears to suggest this was in fact council Money and raised in their role as councillors. Did this money come from the council? If that is the case it is our money and not for use in yet another PR piece for the Tory Sleaze party

    It is not the first time ambiguity in the reporting has been used to hide the source of funds used by these councillors and reported uncritically by this journalist.

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