LILLINGTON is offering a warm welcome to one and all.
‘Welcome to Lillington’ highway signs now stand at five entry points around the north Leamington suburb following an almost-three year campaign by Lillington Local History Society working with Leamington Town Council.
Richard Taulbut, of the Lillington Local History Society, said: “Lillington is signposted from every direction, but without entry signage visitors did not know when they had arrived. The new signage will help visitors, and give a valued sense of recognition and identity for residents of the community.”
Long-time Lillington councillor Sarah Boad praised the efforts of the history society.
She said: “I would like to pay tribute to the Lillington Local History Society for bringing this to our attention and for leading the campaign.
“The town council was pleased to support the provision of signs. They are an attractive addition to the street scene and put Lillington on the map.”
Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western MP was equally pleased to see the new signs go up.
He added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Lillington finally has signs that welcome residents, visitors, and workers to the area.
“Together with residents and the local History Society, I have been advocating for this to happen for a couple of years and supported the community by helping to develop the case made to the local authority. Credit to Leamington Town Council for its help.
“Lillington is a fantastic and proud community, it is only right it is assured of its identity and that they get the recognition they deserve.”
Warwickshire County Council granted permission for the signs, and Leamington town councillors budgeted £1,500 towards the total cost of the project, leaving the final £850 to be raised by Lillington History Society members.