Keeping visitors to Rawtenstall posted

Published November 2, 2018 at 14:35

Visitors to Rawtenstall town centre will find it easier to get around and discover things to do thanks to refurbished signposts.

The town’s eight traditional fingerposts, which point to popular attractions such as the ski slope, the shops and the market, have been refurbished. They were in a poor state of repair with some fingers pointing the wrong way or to places which no longer exist, illegible text and missing fingers.

Three new fingerposts have also been installed at the East Lancashire Railway, McDonald’s and The Whitaker museum and art gallery.

Rossendale Council leader Alyson Barnes said:

Rawtenstall has wonderful tourist attractions, along with a great range of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, which are popular with both locals and visitors.

We want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to find their way around – and also help them to discover attractions which they maybe don’t realise are here.

The refurbished and new fingerposts look smart and are part of a range of things we are doing, both small and large, to improve Rawtenstall town centre.


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