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Campaigner unveils first ever Yorkshire boundary sign

Andy Strangeway with the first ever Yorkshire boundary sign

Andy Strangeway with the first ever Yorkshire boundary sign

A campaigner and adventurer has officially unveiled the first ever Yorkshire boundary sign.

Andy Strangeway, 49, of Full Sutton, unveiled the sign at the South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire boundary near Tickhill.

Mr Strangeway plans to place signs across the region to welcome people.

The painter and decorator said: “It’s fantastic to erect the first ever Yorkshire boundary sign. The reason we have never had a Yorkshire boundary sign before is because we have not had a Yorkshire council.

“The only way to do this is under the brown sign legislation.”

Mr Strangeway has now launched a campaign to have a Yorkshire sign installed at the end of Humber Bridge after his request was opposed by East Riding Council.

An East Riding Council spokesperson said: “There is an existing East Riding Council sign for northbound traffic between the Humber Bridge tolls and the roundabout. This sign informs traffic of entry into the administrative area of East Riding Council.

“Whilst we understand Mr Strangeway’s passion and enthusiasm in this matter, financial constraints, together with the need to clearly identify the East Riding of Yorkshire mean we are unable to accommodate his request.”

Mr Strangeway had the idea to launch the Yorkshire Boundary Sign Project during his adventure of sleeping on every summit in every county in England in 2012.

He said; “I realised every county in England has a boundary signs except Yorkshire.”

 

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