Yellow or cream – highways staff don’t know the difference

July 3, 2016 12:00 AM
By Cllr Malcolm Cowan

Cream linesWhen Wigmores North was resurfaced a few weeks ago, highways contractors laid new yellow lines that should have been a slightly lighter shade known as primrose, because it is a Conservation Area. Called back, they then painted them almost white, and have stated several times since that they can't see the difference between this and yellow.

So because they are not yellow, the borough council has had to stop handing out any tickets for parking offences there because motorists could reasonably say they are not yellow parking lines.

'You don't know whether to laugh or cry' said Liberal Democrat county councillor Malcolm Cowan. 'The amount of money wasted and the inability to see how different cream is from yellow, you wonder if they should be let out on the streets alone.'