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‘You are not here’: council map with wrongly placed arrow fools visitors

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The arrow should point to Trinity Street where the map is located but instead points to New Union Street, more than half a mile away Photo: CATERS

The sign, in Coventry, West Midlands, features a large black “You are here” arrow supposedly pointing to the street which it is standing in.

But in fact it identifies another street a considerable distance away and the map has left a host of shoppers and tourists aimlessly wandering the area.

The arrow should point to Trinity Street where the map is located but instead points to New Union Street, more than half a mile away.

The map was produced by council-run management company CVOne – which is responsible for producing all official visitor material for Coventry and Warwickshire.

But local residents said the company has now made their town a laughing stock.

Shopkeeper Richard Knibbs, whose store, Cash Generator, is next to the map, said: “This map makes it look like we don’t know one end of our own city from the other.

“What on earth must visitors to Coventry think when our visitor information has them wandering off in the wrong direction.It is causing major confusion for people.”

A spokesman for CVOne said: “The map was placed there as a temporary measure while a new city centre street map was prepared for printing.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the confusion caused. The new sign will be in place as soon as possible.”

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