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Bungling council workers daub ‘school keep clear’ in giant yellow letters outside flats

Bungling council workers painted ‘school keep clear’ in giant yellow letters outside a primary – despite it having moved ten years ago. 

The old Tettenhall Wood School relocated from School Road, Wolverhampton, in 2010 and a 17-home development was created on the site.

The building was preserved and converted into two and four bedroom properties called The Old School House, which some believe caused the confusion.

Neighbour Shola Long, 33, said: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the markings at the weekend – all they had to do is look up and see there is no school there.

‘Its hard enough work to get them to repair potholes or paint markings where they are required, so to put them where they aren’t even needed is laughable.

‘It’s hilarious but at the same time baffling and infuriating. Do these people have no common sense at all.’

Father-of-one Ben Fletcher, 29, added: ‘Its a complete waste of taxpayer’s money. I was lost for words when I noticed it. Everyone was completely gobsmacked.

‘There hasn’t been a school there for more than a decade so I’m not sure why we need parking restrictions there now.

‘I know workmen are notorious for being late – but not ten years late.’

Other residents took to social media, with Ellis Turrell writing: ‘Typical Wolverhampton Council. Can’t fix a pothole but can paint a sign outside a school that doesn’t exist!’

Lynsey Gordon said on Facebook: ‘Only 10 years. Well done Wolverhampton council, that must be the quickest you have responded to a job and completed it.’

Liam O’Rourke put: ‘Wolves City Council…I need my house doing in 2030, can you please recommend me a reliable workman?’

A Wolverhampton Council spokesman said: ‘We maintain around 800 kilometres of roads across the city, and occasionally mistakes do happen.

‘Clearly this re-marking, which was carried out as part of routine maintenance work in the area, was completed in error and we will be reviewing our procedures.

‘In this instance, the markings were refreshed by our contractors and we are arranging for them to be removed as soon as possible.’  

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