Brushing up on village street signs
Saturday 12th April 2014 @ 10:18 by Lisa B
News

Community conscious Ivan Bell has gone back to the paint pot and brushes to spruce up his part of town.

Ivan hit the headlines around six years ago when he decided his first job as an Old Glossop councillor was to paint the village’s concrete lamp posts.

UKIP member Ivan – no longer a borough councillor – is half-thinking of giving them another shade of  green.

But that’s after he and a few villagers have re-painted Old Glossop street signs.

Laying down his can of black paint, Ivan said: “We have done about 14, they were in a horrible state.

“We still have a lot to do.”

ALL HIS OWN WORK: Ivan Bell working on another street sign in Old Glossop.

ALL HIS OWN WORK: Ivan Bell working on another street sign in Old Glossop.

Ivan admits he hasn’t approached High Peak Borough Council for permission to re-paint the signs, he sees it as environmentally improving the village,

He also believes it is a vital part of the Old Glossop Community Matters project, which has just seen locals building planters.

“We are trying to enhance the village as much as possible,” he said.

“I must point out that UKIP members all over the country will soon be doing the same in their areas.”

Villagers believe their handywork is actually helping the council.

One man said: “With all the cuts enforced on them, the last thing they will be able to afford is re-painting street signs.”

by David Jones