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Pavement pains and Tory inaction

While I am delighted that the pavement outside Wright House in Milton Road, Clapham, has at long last been reinstated, some questions remain about this whole sorry saga.

When permission was granted to build on the old Texaco site, was reinstatement of the pavement not a requirement? If not, why not? And, if so, why was this never enforced?

For years unthinking drivers parked in what looked like a lay-by, blocking the footway and forcing wheelchair users, parents with buggies etc out into the road.

When council workmen finally took action, why did they install bollards along the grass verge rather than the road, making the area look even more like a lay-by? And why was this error not immediately rectified?

I’m happy the problem no longer exists. I am less happy that our Tory Borough Councillor has had to use her Ward Fund to put right a catalogue of errors which occurred on her watch, should have been rectified sooner, and should have been funded from the Highways budget.

I’m sure Clapham residents could have suggested better uses for the Ward Fund.

Jenni Jackson

Labour candidate for Clapham

 

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