It’s been some time since BW did this. However, I still can’t get my head round it. The cost nationwide must have been phenomenal. There are signs all the way from the wharf to Shipton and beyond. Between The Wharf and the lift bridge there are no overhead cables, so the signs weren't needed in the first place. Think how much this cost and for what! Someone must have decided to move these signs from the front to the side. This would have been a manager I should think. Then once the decision was taken to move the signs the local supervisor would have been informed and the task added to his work list. Joe worker would then have been tasked with doing the job a vehicle would have been allocated to Joe and off they would go. So that’s a manager, a supervisor, a worker and vehicle. Three salaries, vehicle maintenance, fuel etc not to mention the new signs. I hadn’t noticed it at first, but there were four signs on the font of that post that were removed and new signs affixed. So what appears to be a simple task of changing the signs probably cost best part of £500.
There was most likely a time scale in which the task was to be completed nationwide and it would have been done on an opportunity basis ie when in the area doing something else so that would have cut the cost down, but this was still an expensive thing to do and for what? Because someone up the ladder thinks that a fisherman does not have enough smarts to read the sign if it is on the front of the post. Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs!