£1200 to replace fingerpost


Crowborough Town Council are to replace the fingerpost in Jarvis Brook at a cost of £1200.

Fingerpost in Jarvis Brook taken on 2nd December 2014.
Fingerpost in Jarvis Brook taken on 2nd December 2014.

The sign at the junction of the B2100 Rotherfield Road with Western Road fell down at the end of November or beginning of December.  As the wood is rotten a new post is required.

There are nine fingerposts in Crowborough and it is believed they were last replaced 12 years ago.  At the Environment Committee, Councillor Philip Fermor expressed concern about the speed of deterioration and is worried others might need to be replaced in the coming years.

There was a discussion whether alternative materials should be used, as apparently the signs near Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum are made of plastic.  Councillors agreed to replace the fingerpost and stick to oak because they they felt they were part of the heritage of the town.



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  1. The last thing I (or anyone else, I suspect) think of when looking at a signpost is “That’s part of our town’s heritage.” I can’t tell what species of wood a painted item is made of and – probably – nor can anyone else.

    The replacement is required because the wood is rotten and that’s the nature of sinking wood in the ground – it rots, as we all know from personal experience.

    A plastic replacement must be beneficial in the long term, especially if there are several others to consider. Plan for the future, don’t live in the past.

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