Safety signs will finally be introduced at Southend seafront’s shared space.Well, well, well. I guess the concept doesn't work, then, Tony?
The signs, the wording of which is yet to be finalised, will warn drivers to look out for people crossing the road. They are expected to be in place within the next few weeks.And what about that other 'shared area', the one in front of the Southend Victoria train station? Will that also get signs?
However Tony Cox, the Tory councillor responsible for transport, insisted the move was certainly not a U-turn.Why, no! Perish the thought!
He said: “We have never said we will not introduce signs.No, you've been forced into it by the stunning lack of success of your mad scheme. How's that knee, Tony? Jerking quite nicely now, isn't it?
“Now we have listened to what people have said and taken this step.”