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Subway disgrace - Forest Hill central

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Joined 13-10-2005
Posted on Thursday, 20 October, 2005 - 12:14 pm:   

I have been writing to the council for years, trying to get them to take responsiblity for the maintenance of the ("blot on the landscape") subway, under Forest Hill station. They claim it is Network Rail's responsiblity and Network Rail claim it is Lewisham council's. And neither side will budge. The council sweep the floor, but won't paint the walls,clear the gulleys or maintain the gutters. The council do paint over graffiti, but despite repeated requests won't make the effort to upgrade what is the main foot thoroughfare in Forest Hill. Can anybody come up with any inspiration as to how we can change the council's attitude?
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 20 October, 2005 - 12:33 pm:   

I don't think it's actually that bad.

The graffiti is quite good, but I admit the gutters get cluttered quite quickly. At least it's never a dangerous place to walk through.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 20 October, 2005 - 01:20 pm:   

Hi agree
It is better than it used to be. No point spending money erasing grafiti as will be back the following day.
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 - 05:23 pm:   

I think some of the graffiti is actually a community mural type thing, which I quite like. It seems to have illicit grafitti on top of it though, which is sad. The tarmac could do with a resurfacing
Joined 17-11-2005
Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2005 - 10:38 pm:   

I walked through it the other day, it actually looked clean but it desperately needs a good lick of paint!!
Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Thursday, 08 December, 2005 - 03:15 am:   

Agree with these comments - refer to the mayor feedback thread.
Joined 08-12-2005
Posted on Saturday, 10 December, 2005 - 07:14 pm:   

i also agree with the above comments and would also like to add it could also be made wheel chair friendly you see wheel chairs dont do steps very well
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Sunday, 11 December, 2005 - 07:32 pm:   

I would like to see the weeds that grow from the surrounding brick walls cleared away. They make it difficult to walk along the pavement.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 12 December, 2005 - 12:53 pm:   

I have reported the overhanging bushes to Lewisham Council because it is difficult to walk along the pavement in Perry vale. They say that they are negotiating the removal with Network Rail!

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