Many of you will now have seen the sad sight of a broken village sign on our diminutive but much loved “village green” outside the village hall. This was generously donated to the parish by the Chapman family who lived at Foxearth Hall until some 20 or so years ago.

Notwithstanding the fact that the top half of the sign has parted company with the bottom half, the component parts are in surprisingly good condition and the sign is eminently repairable. The break is along a glue line and the parts have separated cleanly.

The remaining lower half will be removed soon and the repair effected once the parts have dried sufficiently. Some additional refurbishment also will be undertaken at that time.

It is also noticeable that the paintwork on the front of the sign, although faded, remains in very good condition. It is therefore hoped that arrangements can be made to have it repainted in order to bring it back to something approaching its original colour scheme. There is much detail in the painting and it must be able to stand up to the weather so this is not a straight forward task. It is likely therefore that some funding may be required. This option is being researched and a final decision has still to be taken so watch this space.

If all goes well, we could see a fully refurbished sign being erected later in the year resplendent in a rich new coat of paint. We also hope to have it photographed prior to its erection and a digital file made available to local organisations for use on websites, letterhead logos, display signs, etc.

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