Local Authorities

We work with Councils across the country on a wide range of projects ranging from resigning a complete park, to a single interpretation panel in a pocket park, lockable notices in public open spaces or dog control signs. Standard building and regulation signs extend our range and take advantage of our robust, durable and vandal proof sign options.

Case study

Solihull Council

An interpretation panel and park entrance sign. Supplied as a double sided unit in a big oak frame with a routed header panel. One side is a notice board with the left hand side a hinged, lockable door while the right hand side is an open pinboard.

Case study

Cheshire West Council

This example illustrates signs supplied by Shelley over a number of years. In the middle is a tactile, sandblasted timber map of the park designed to meet DDA requirements. On the left hand side are 3 printed GRP interpretation boards supplied complete with oak lectern frames and on the right hand side a routed oak entrance sign, on oak posts. All produced from artwork created by Shelley.

Case study

Staffordshire Moorlands DC

An interesting example of a park entrance sign incorporating a detailed map, lockable notice board and cast header panel. Artwork created by Shelley from outline details supplied. The unit is wall mounted but could equally be mounted on steel posts. The printed sign was supplied in GRP and the notice board is aluminium.

Case study

Wigan Council

One of several parks we have supplied new signs for – combination of large GRP entrance signs, interpretive panels on lectern frames and lockable notice boards. A mixture between parks of galvanised and powder coated mild steel frames and brushed stainless steel. All produced from artwork supplied – big structures to create a statement and big impact.

Case study

Burnley Council

An A2 size urban, town centre map and information sign. Produced from artwork supplied by the client, printed and encapsulated into GRP and supplied with vertical steel posts, galvanised and powder coated black. This job included installing the sign.

Case study

Craigavon Borough Council

An A1 size park sign providing details and rules relating to the BMX track. Shelley created all the design including a map of the track. The sign was produced in Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and supplied complete with a galvanised and powder coated steel lectern frame. Produced to an urgent deadline in advance of the Mayor opening the Park.

Case study

Stafford Borough Council

The ruins of Stafford Castle stand on the hill dominating the town and this project covered interpretation of both the history of the castle and the wildlife in the area. It was produced from a mix of artwork supplied and Shelley created graphics with special 3 leg lectern frames to match previous signage. All interpretation panels produced in GRP.

Design & Artwork

Whatever the size of your project we can either produce signs and panels from your own electronic artwork or you can employ our in-house design team to create the designs. While we have particular expertise in the design of interpretive panels and park entrance signs these skills extend across requirements for all types of outdoor signage. Our design skills include overall design & layout, creating the artwork for maps, both flat style and a bird’s eye view style together with supplying photographs and illustrations – we have a huge library of natural history water colour illustrations and can supply both historical and archaeological watercolour illustrations when required.


We can work in a wide variety of materials but will normally recommend our encapsulated Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) material for outdoor graphics and signage. GRP offers great quality print with bright, vibrant graphics allied with the benefits of vandal protection and UV filters for extensive life and colour fastness.


We work with a wide variety of framing structures in timber (oak and pressure treated softwood) as well as steel to produce both lectern frames, vertical post mounted structures, wall mounted units and a wide variety of frames for unusual and highly individual applications. It is always difficult to select specific examples but these provide a flavour of the range of products we supply across a broad spectrum of local authority clients.


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