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Petersfield’s Broadway Park Caravan Site follows the example set by Basildon in Essex by commissioning its own Hollywood-style sign.
Denise R Nockin speaking on behalf of Petersfield Town Council (PTC) said: “Earlier in the week it was announced that we were hoping to bring some megastars to Broadway and we want to do everything in our power to ensure that this project is a success.
“Everyone saw how Basildon hit the headlines recently by erecting a Hollywood style sign and we thought this would be a fantastic way to advertise events and attract customers.”
Caravan park owner Ivor Towbar added: “Drivers heading north on the A3 will see the huge sign on their right as the cross the South Downs; this will conjure up images of Broadway stars. The likes of Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, Leonardo DiCaprio and perhaps some of those we have been able to attract to our own Broadway, including possibly Dominic Brunt from Emmerdale.
“The Basildon project was quoted as costing £400,000 but as I’m sure you will appreciate, our Broadway sign is far more imposing, so I am reluctant to say how much it has cost at this stage; but you can’t put a price on good PR.”