Reacting to the news that £216,513.39 has been spent on new signs after the second Severn Crossing was renamed, Rhondda AM Leanne Wood said: “To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts.
“This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve?
“No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. Few people are using the new name months after it was adopted which shows that it has not really been accepted by people in Wales.”
She added: “There are so many good and useful things that this money could have been better spent on. I spent some time talking with homeless people in Swansea last weekend. More than £200k would have gone so far to ensuring that those who need the most support, are provided for.”
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