All the way there with new sign
A councillor is hoping a
new sign will help an area to establish its own
A Welcome to Halfway message
will greet motorists driving along Queenborough Road from the
traffic lights at Queenborough Corner.
The notice was paid for out of
the Kent Highways fund of Kent County councillor Ken Pugh and cost
an estimated £2,500.
Cllr Pugh said: "We asked the
Halfway Residents’ Association what they wanted and they were
saying to me they had no identity and I was trying to suggest that
they become a parish."
Halfway is not classed as a
village or town, but is so-called because the area is said to be
half-way between Minster, Queenborough and Sheerness.
After some discussions about how
it would become a parish, the group was asked if they would like a
Cllr Pugh, also a Swale
councillor, added: "They said yes, that is what they would like.
Something like six months ago I put application in to Kent County
There was a slight delay due to
a disagreement about where the sign should be erected.
KCC suggested it went in before The Aviator pub, but
residents eventually got what they wanted and it was set up just
after the BP garage.
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