Woodley accidentally renamed in council blunder

Woodley accidentally renamed in council blunder

Schools may be closed, but council road painters might need a spelling lesson or two after this blunder was spotted in Winnersh.

Wokingham Borough Council has been taking advantage of the quiet roads to do some re-marking on the Showcase roundabout.

However, something went wrong.

Road sign reading W'DRY
The blunder on the road in Winnersh (Image: Clare Revell)

And, possibly for the first time in its history, the letter R was added to the town of Woodley.

Previously, the marking had read “WDLY” – a clear abbreviation of Woodley which left drivers in no doubt as to where they might be going.

However, the new markings have inexplicably added an R to the town’s name.

The road briefly read “WDRY”.

The blunder was spotted by Clare Revell, who tweeted to let the council know.

The council wrote back to say the errant R would be removed soon, returning to the WDLY of old.

On Tuesday, April 21, a spokeswoman confirmed the error has been corrected.

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