THE first sub-plates have been installed on new Crewe boundary signs along roads into the town, and the council is appealing for ideas on their future use.

The first boards have been used to promote activities taking place in Crewe to mark the centenary commemorations for the outbreak of the First World War.

Crewe Town Council plan use the sub-plates for a variety of purposes on a rolling basis and area appealing for people to come with ideas on what messages they can carry in future.

Clr Joy Bratherton said: “it is fitting that the first use of the plates is to commemorate the events of the First World War and the sacrifices made.

“The message is simple and we hope that it will help people reflect on what this anniversary means.

“The plan is to put these boards up for a month or so, then use them again later in the year to remind us all.”

Clr Kevin Hickson, leader of the town council, added: “I want to thank Cheshire East Council and Design Office for helping with these signs.

“If anyone out there has an idea for how we can use the signs to promote Crewe we will consider them.”