COUNCILLORS will next week consider the introduction of ‘Welcome to Craven’ boundary signs on entrance roads into the district.

Members of Craven District Council’s Policy Committee will hear the district is unusual in not having any signs along entrance routes - unlike the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

And, with the cycling 2019 Road World Championships coming to the area in September, attracting a global audience of 300 million, now is considered a good time to introduce ‘welcome to Craven’ signs.

In a report to Tuesday’s meeting, councillors are told there are 20 main approaches into the district, including nine priority routes.

Officers estimate each sign would cost between £500 and £1,000, depending on the style, wording and number needed.

Sponsorship discussions are taking place with the Great Place: Lakes and Dales programme, and with others, and also the possibility of a design competition.