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'Tis a pity we's a Hoare! Anger as sign in village of Oare near Faversham defaced with misspelt obscenity

22 January 2014
by Bess Browning

A sign that welcomes people to the quaint quayside village of Oare near Faversham has been defaced by a rude word.

The village, mostly home to elderly residents, has a sign that says Welcome to Oare.

But a vandal has added an H to the front to turn it into the misspelt obscenity "hoare".

Cllr Andy Culham complained about the sign being defaced

Cllr Andy Culham complained about the sign being defaced

Town councillor Andy Culham (Con) has contacted Kent County Council Highways about his concerns with the sign, which has been damaged in similar ways in the past.

He said: "What you think is harmless fun has a negative impact on the town and long term financial effects particularly for the people trying to generate employment from tourism, such as the recent success of programmes like Southcliffe.

"So next time you see that sign, toe the line!"

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