The signs are all wrong in Slaithwaite.
Workmen, tasked to tarmac in a new ‘no entry’ sign did just that.
But they also used newly-laid tarmac to secure the old post, which partly obscures the new sign.
Slaithwaite resident Mick Corton said a truck arrived outside the Co-op in Slaithwaite on Monday to reinstate the tarmac around the base of a new ‘no entry’ sign.
“Keeping strictly to their remit, they left the old damaged pole in the ground and tarmacked around it. Thoroughly good work chaps,” he said.
The Examiner asked Kirklees Council for the logic behind the move.
A council spokeswoman said: “A damaged ‘no entry’ sign has had to be replaced in Slaithwaite.
“As it is in an area heavily used by pedestrians the sign is lit and the replacement involved Yorkshire Electricity changing over the power supply from the old sign to the new one.
“The old sign pole is usually cut in half before this occurs. The old pole will now be cut off and the small tarmac patch at the base will be replaced”.