The brand new banners along Market Street that were only put up a week or so ago have been blown away by last nights wind. All 16 banners have been torn off the fixings on the street lamps and I gather they were blowing up and down Market Street early this morning.
It was mentioned it to me at 7’ish this morning on twitter (feel free to follow @hoylake) and I managed to walk along Market Street at around 8.15 – the banner pictured above was the only one left that I could see.
Obviously (with the benefit of hindsight) the fixings weren’t sufficiently strong enough to withstand very strong winds. Presumably they’ll be put back at some point?
I haven’t seen too much storm damage around. A few fences have gone here and there (thankfully, not ours this time!). This big wooden sign outside the nursing home on the corner of Hoyle Road obviously snapped: