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New sign will point the way

PUBLISHED: 13:30 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 05 July 2010

A NEW sign could soon be erected welcoming visitors to the UK's most easterly point.

Steve Flory, owner of Hudson Signs, has offered to make the sign for the Lowestoft landmark as part of a campaign to improve the area.

A NEW sign could soon be erected welcoming visitors to the UK's most easterly point.

Steve Flory, owner of Hudson Signs, has offered to make the sign for the Lowestoft landmark as part of a campaign to improve the area.

Mr Hudson said the sign would be made from aluminium composite to look like stainless steel and could include details of the number of miles to Land's End, John O'Groats and Big Ben.

The sign would also include an image on the top, such as a sunrise or beach huts, and this could be designed by schoolchildren.

This week Waveney District Council said they would be taking up Mr Flory's offer.

A spokesman for the council said: “This is an excellent idea and we will be contacting Mr Flory to discuss the proposed new sign.”

The spokesman added that there are proposals to improve the area around Ness Point and make it more tourist-friendly.

“We are looking at a number of ways in which Ness Point could be improved and we hope to release more details shortly,” he said.

Stewart Jones, of Kessingland, wrote to The Journal, with his idea for Ness Point.

Mr Jones believes that the country's most easterly point would make an ideal setting for a giant screen to show the Last Night of the Proms alongside city centre locations.

“This would provide further focus to those wanting a late summer holiday on the east coast and another cultural event for the residents of East Anglia,” said Mr Jones.

Meanwhile, The Journal, along with BBC Radio Suffolk, will continue to campaign to make more from Lowestoft's unique location.

The Journal is eager to learn of readers' views about improving Ness Point.

Write to Russell Cook, The Journal, 147 London Road North, Lowestoft NR32 1NB or e-mail russell.cook@archant.co.uk

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