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Library Signage

The signposts to our Library are OK for cars but they do leave considerable room for improvement for pedestrians.

The signage on the Library (and Bullen/village hall) is somewhere between invisible and non-existent.

This is a long-standing problem.

Those living close by often report folk knocking on their doors to ask where the Library (or Bullen Hall) actually is.

I’ve been standing a few feet away and been asked where they are and where the entrances are!

This is clearly not good enough. We are campaigning for good quality visible signage on the two buildings, visible from the two different pedestrian approaches and the car park.

Signage obviously has to be in keeping with the conservation area in which the two buildings are located – but it should be VISIBLE!

See the photos below which illustrate the issue better than words can do.

How it is now

Pedestrian approach from the High Street direction
Pedestrian approach from the High Street direction

From the entrance area
From the entrance area

From the car park
From the car park

It’s pretty sad when the clearest sign on the library building is one proclaiming “Have you paid?” – paid for what, one might reasonably ask.

Some other local examples

Wimbledon Library
Wimbledon Library

Hampton Hill Library
Hampton Hill Library

Here’s how it could look


Pedestrian approach from the High Street direction

From the entrance area
From the entrance area

From the car park
From the car park

We certainly don’t want signs for signs’ sake. In fact we think it’s a great shame that the conservation area around the Library is blighted by the plethora of ugly and confusing signs on and around the car park ticket machine. That is perhaps a campaign for another day. For now we just want to make sure that people can find the Library.

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