Someone, somewhere, must have thought our local children were a tad dim, so they planted this sign to remind them where their school bus picked them up (as if they'd forgotten).
I have to say that the unnecessary sign annoyed me every time I passed by. It is about 200 metres from our house, and was a permanent reminder of bureaucracy and waste.
But, I now see that the authorities have moved said sign to a new spot on the 'main road'; about 150 metres up the hill.
The new position is opposite a semi derelict house, by the entrance to the exciting new Shipping Container Holiday Village; a spot where, I must admit, it is much less of an eyesore.
At last some common sense has ruled; not something that can be said too often hereabouts when it comes to official decision making!
Was it put there originally so that it would be easier to move the bus stop later. Presumably the children now have a short walk to the 'main' road.ReplyDelete
I think there were more children closer to the original spot. Now just 2 small girls are closer to the new place, although I'm not sure if that was their thinking.Delete
I wonder how much it cost to move it? Here there would be site visits by half a dozen planners, the at least three surveyors. Eventually a truck with a couple of men with shovels would come to shift the post. The truck has a crew cab to carry the watchers so at least five folk for a big stick like that.ReplyDelete
With the cost of the actual metal sign itself, plus all the admin', and physical work, I think they'd be lucky to have any change from €1,000.Delete
France has a bit of a love affair with its signs, they pop up everywhere.ReplyDelete
I would have thought there were better things to spend our taxes on..... but it seems not.Delete
This is typical of bureaucracy, not only in France.ReplyDelete
Common sense I fear isn't that common.
It's a wonderful world.Delete
It is a very nice sign. Do children struggle to read the French equivalent of bus stop? I expect there were many meetings about placement of the sign.ReplyDelete
Serious decision making. There are 240 inhabitants spread around our tiny village, so such changes need to please everyone.Delete
A very nice sign but it should have a picture of a small child with school bag too.ReplyDelete
If it was here you'd probably find a gaggle of tourists waiting.
It doesn't say so, but it is just for children. I've often thought of waiting there myself for a ride into town.Delete
They moved it so that your new holiday village has a convenient bus stop right outside to disgorge the hundreds of people who will stay in it.ReplyDelete
Some might even decide to stay permanently (as the containers are so attractive) and send their children to school here.Delete
Officialdom and common sense are words which are rarely found in the same sentence Cro.ReplyDelete
I think they got it right this time.Delete
No signs for kids here but so many kids are on buses because of school closures, they would be every where. Yesterday was the first day of school and I always feel this is the real start of the year. My grandkids were happy to be back at school.ReplyDelete
I haven't spoken to our grandsons yet, but they have always been happy to go back to school. I hope that is still the case.Delete
I am wondering if that is a safe place for the children to stand, what with strangers coming and going from the holiday village close by. Does someone live in the semi-derelict house or is it an empty building?ReplyDelete
We have signs telling us that a school bus stop is ahead and then a sign at the stop. It is a reminder to slow down.
No the old house is empty, but there are people living behind it.Delete
It'll be years before the holiday village is up and running; it's still just a pile of empty old shipping containers.
Our local roads here in Harpenden are scarred by many signs regarding parking zones. We live 10 mins walk from the station ( 20 mins to London) and all the side streets were bunged up by people parking for the day to go to work. This has all changed in the last few years as street by street the residents have fought back and got the restrictions in place! My husband gets very wound up by all the signs and where they are placed!ReplyDelete
Our house in VERY central Brighton has a highly desirable garage. It saves us countless heart attacks|!Delete