RESIDENTS of a Cheshire village are invited to help with the design of a new landmark.
The Tattenhall village sign has come to the end of its useful life and the parish council has been gathering ideas for a replacement.
Parish councillor Doug Haynes has taken on the task and said he would like the sign to be designed with the help of villagers.
He added: “The sign will represent both the village centre and rural Tattenhall and would indicate our association with Cheshire and England.
“It would represent the present and the past, and hopefully it would be a village centre sign comparable with any, anywhere, and of which we could all feel proud.”
The sign itself, which would be approximately five feet across, will be mounted on a large metal post resembling a tree trunk at around seven feet tall, making its total height around 12 feet.
The proposed design includes Cheshire’s sheaf of corn wrapped around a metal “trunk” with two squirrels, representing the village school, running up.
An as yet undecided building could represent the village centre with an image of a cow and calf symbolising the rural aspect.
Other additions to the design include the “Tattnall” sword, English roses and a Terret ring. One such ring, which dates back to a century before the Romans came to Britain, was found in the village.
Questions such as which building should be chosen to represent the village, or whether a black and white cow and calf would be appropriate need to be answered.
Residents have until the end of August to make their views heard by contacting Cllr Haynes on 01829 771400.