Seven days left to bid on Cheltenham’s pigeons
Published on 6th June 2014
After directing tourists and locals through the town centre for many years, the pigeons from the old pedestrian signage will be auctioned off to raise money for three former mayor’s charities.
Hester’s Way Neighbourhood Project, Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Victim Support will all benefit as the auction is expected to see interest from locals wanting a piece of Cheltenham’s history.
The old pedestrian signage will make way for an exciting new signage project which will be introduced to the town over the coming weeks. The new ‘wayfinding’ project will have finger-post signage and simple maps with clear graphics to help give clearer direction to those unfamiliar with the town. As well as showing pedestrian routes, the mapping will also identify bus and strategic cycle routes.
Former mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Wendy Flynn, said: “Rather than being locked away or melted down, the public now have an opportunity to buy a piece of Cheltenham’s history as well as supporting three fantastic local charities.”
Bids will be received through the mayor’s email address: Mayor@www.cheltenham.gov.uk or through post to the mayor’s PA: Jennie Ingram, Cheltenham Borough Council, PO Box 12, Municipal Offices, GL50 1PP.
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