Welwyn Garden City park sign to be replaced due to spelling errors

PUBLISHED: 15:27 29 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:27 29 May 2018

The Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields sign. Picture: James Parks

The Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields sign. Picture: James Parks


Welwyn Hatfield Council’s leisure contractor has come under fire after several spelling errors were spotted on one of its signs.

How many errors can you spot? Picture: James ParksHow many errors can you spot? Picture: James Parks

Former journalist James Parks, from Welwyn Garden City, was left bewildered after reading the botched sign at Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields.

The 69-year-old said: “I read it several times and could not believe how many literals were in it.

“My wife, a retired English teacher, is extremely disappointed in the quality of spelling. Surely they could get someone to proof read or use a spellcheck.”

The sign – which has typos ‘rneasures’, ‘becan1e’ and ‘black out’ within the same short paragraph – is now set to be replaced, a Greenwich Leisure Ltd spokesman confirmed.

“We are aware that signage at Moneyhole Lane Playing Fields contains several spelling errors,” he said.

“We appreciate that clear and accurate communication with customers is hugely important and our team is currently preparing replacement signage, which will be installed soon.”

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