2. October 2015 10:04
The sign was a gift to the Cornish village from Universal Studios and featured the film's animated yellow characters urging visitors to 'please drive safely'
A road sign welcoming people to a village called Minions has been taken down because drivers keep stopping to take photos.
It was a gift from Universal Studios and shows the animated film’s yellow characters, who ask people to drive carefully.
But the sign - which reads Welcome to Minions - has sparked complaints because cars kept stopping for families to get out and take photos and selfies.
Residents of the Cornish village were given the sign to celebrate the release of the village's namesake movie, a spin-off of animated family favourite, Despicable Me.
But now Cornwall Council has taken the decision to pull down the road sign - which it says was only put up as a temporary attraction in the first place.
Carl Hearn, Linkinhorne Parish Council chairman, said cars had been stopping on the 30mph road “in order to have photographs taken”.
He said: “It’s really the fact that you don’t necessarily want people having children in the road.
“We’re just trying to keep the village as safe as we possibly can.”
But other residents fought for the 'tourism-boosting' sign to stay.