The entrance sign on the southern end of Warwick is hidden behind a line of trees to motorists travelling on the New England Highway from Stanthorpe.
The entrance sign on the southern end of Warwick is hidden behind a line of trees to motorists travelling on the New England Highway from Stanthorpe. Erin Smith

Readers back the call to improve entrances to Rose City

THE Daily News asked their Facebook followers what they thought about the entrance signs at the northern and southern ends of Warwick and most agreed they were not quite up to scratch.

The debate was started after the Daily News found the sign at the southern entrance covered by trees and unreadable.

Terry Royan said the entrances were the first impression people got when they visited. "Why not some very brightly coloured farm ploughs along the footpaths," he said.

Daniel Ashcroft also had an interesting suggestion.

"Large sandstone signs with welcome to Warwick on the entrance side and come back soon on the exit side and farm machinery either side," he said.

Helena Moore, who lives at the Bracker and Wallace St intersection, described the entrance as unsightly.

While Barbara Thorne said removing the dead pine trees would be a good place to start and some sandstone sculptures.

"I really think some money needs to be spent on it to make it more presentable."

Gavin Kirkland said the entrances should be a joint effort.

"You drive in on northern side of town past nothing attractive at all then you see a sign that tells you what a beautiful place Warwick is, surely travellers can decide that for themselves and surely they must scoff at that sign when they drive out the other side," he said.

Would you like to see the Southern Downs Regional Council include upgrading the southern and northern entrances into Warwick in the next budget?

This poll ended on 30 September 2013.

Current Results

Yes

77%

No

22%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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