Anger over Gwynedd council's "V" sign blunder

Published date: 16 November 2012 |
Published by: Geraint Jones
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Picture - Gerallt Llywelyn 

MOTORISTS travelling on an Anglesey road might have spotted an embarassing error on the one of its signs.

A sign on the A5 between Llanfairpwll and Menai Bridge includes the long-discarded Anglocised town name of “Caernarvon alongside the correct spelling.

Arfon AM Alun Ffred Jones said the gaffe was a “ridiculous error,” and added: “It is around 40 years since ‘Caernarvon’ was replaced by the correct Welsh form Caernarfon as the only official name for the town.

“It is astonishing that the anglicised version has suddenly been resurrected after all these years on a road which is the responsibility of the Welsh Government.”

A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said the error would be corrected as soon as possible.

The spokesman added: “We can confirm that Gwynedd Council is responsible for putting up the new road sign and we apologise for not checking the wording beforehand.

“We have contacted the sign manufacturers and they are aware of their mistake and taken responsibility. “

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