Better sign understanding needed

Many Observer readers will be aware of the Speed Awareness Courses, arranged by the police for motorists caught narrowly exceeding the speed limit.

Some, not me of course (yet) may have experienced such courses, and found them both interesting and useful.

Now I would like to suggest a Sign Awareness Course, not for motorists, but for the staff at the East Sussex Highways department; for every year, particularly about this time, roadside signs intended to help motorists are obliterated by overgrowing trees and bushes or overlaid with algae.

A simple course, which I would be happy to organise, should resolve this problem. But first of all it would be necessary to organise a Reading Awareness Course for the same staff, as they don’t appear to be able to read letters on this subject either.

John Hill

Glengorse, Battle