Are you still planning on installing totem pole signs as part of this project?
The current signage is in a development stage. The indicative designs which are not final for design, colour and/or layout would be produced using a very high-quality enamel-type technique using aluminium and modern printing techniques for a sustainable approach. The installations will be fabricated using materials that would be hard-wearing, long-lasting and robust, and by using materials that will make them difficult to vandalise and/or graffiti. The nature of the construction would also allow for the content to be updated and replaced with new content should it be required.
Another option is to separate the interpretation content and wayfinding content, although maintain a single installation to avoid the creation of unnecessary clutter, following feedback that there are too many signs in the town already. This version proposes the use of fingerposts for wayfinding with interpretation attached to the post.
We are working with Vision Support and our internal Vision Impairment Social Work team to ensure the correct signage is installed. Unfortunately, the traditional black and gold signs in towns are no longer inclusive for all so alternative designs need to be considered.
Consultation will continue with stakeholders and the public as the project progresses regarding certain designs, colours and artwork.