�1m-plus earmarked for hi-tech town signs

IPSWICH: More than �1million could be spent on hi-tech road signs to help people find their way around the town centre and Waterfront.

The innovative “Wayfinding” scheme is aimed at bringing the Waterfront and town centre together – and has passed its first hurdle by getting borough backing.

Most of the funding will come from other sources – the Haven Gateway Partnership, the European Union, Tesco (as part of the deal that allows them to build a new store at Grafton Way) and the Ipswich Partnership.

But up to �300,000 may have to be found from the borough’s capital account if the scheme is to reach its full potential.

Councillor with responsibility for economic development Richard Atkins said there was still a serious gap between the Waterfront and the town centre and the scheme would help bridge that.

However opposition leader David Ellesmere said if this money was available it would be better to spend it on more practical measures – like replacing public toilets in the town’s two bus stations.

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