Chorley Council street sign blunder after mix up in Brinscall and Buckshaw Village
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Lancaster Drive in Brinscall was briefly renamed Lancashire Drive last week after council workers fitted the wrong street sign.
Residents were puzzled as to how the council had got the name of their street wrong after more than 50 years.
But Chorley Council have now explained how the street sign gaffe came about.
It appears the Lancashire Drive sign was intended for a street in Buckshaw Village.
But it was instead fitted in Lancaster Drive, Brinscall, by mistake.
Brinscall residents alerted the council to the error and the sign was taken down on Monday this week and moved to the correct street five miles away in Buckshaw.
The council added that a new sign has been ordered for Lancaster Drive and will be put in place as soon as possible.
Coun Adiran Lowe, Executive Member (Customer, Streetscene and Environment) said: “In a case of simple human error, we were alerted to the incorrect street sign over the weekend.
"And we have swiftly put the Lancashire Drive street sign in the correct place.
“The original Lancaster Drive sign was in need of replacement, as it sat on older, wooden backboards.
"A replacement sign has been ordered and will be fitted as soon as possible.”