BIDEFORD Town Council is planning to smarten the welcome to visitors with new signs on the main approaches to the town. The current town signs are suffering from wear and tear and considered to be at the end of their useful life. Town signs have to meet c

BIDEFORD Town Council is planning to smarten the welcome to visitors with new signs on the main approaches to the town.The current town signs are suffering from wear and tear and considered to be at the end of their useful life.Town signs have to meet county traffic regulations andthe town council is negotiating with the county to allow the erection of new signs, oblong rather than square and bearing the town's crest and colours of burgundy and cream/gold.Cllr David Ratcliff said it was hoped to bring a new image at the main entrances to the town."We will work with the county to get the correct legal type and shape, but with our own colours," he said.Town clerk George McLauchlan said it was hoped to have signs with some individuality and also to continue the council's corporate image as displayed on its website and letterheads.