Twyford 'pleased' after long wait for apostrophe

Villagers are "extremely pleased" that a missing piece of punctuation has returned to a village road sign after a year-long wait, a councillor has said.

A resident protested after noticing no apostrophe on a replacement sign for St Mary's Terrace in Twyford, Hampshire.

Winchester City Council found the old sign and reinstalled it more than a year later.

Councillor Susan Cook said it was "a small thing but important to people".

The issue was first raised with the council by Twyford resident Oliver Gray in September 2022.

News of his successful campaign has been carried by newspapers and broadcasters around the world.

Councillor Cook, who represents Twyford, said she collected the old sign from the council's maintenance department and had it remounted.

She said: "Oliver is a former teacher and he knows his grammar. If you want to change a sign, do it right.

"If it has an apostrophe, it's supposed to have an apostrophe, then it will have an apostrophe."

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