The letter reproduced below should be read and digested by every councillor. It is a thought provoking and lucid summary of the Exhibition Rd fiasco from the chairman of a nearby Residents Association.
I have to say that this gross waste of tax payers money, whether it be by grant or Council Tax, is a scandal. There should be a public enquiry.
The result of this expenditure on Exhibition Road is a bland boring design. All dirty grey granite and horrible spiky silver grey lampposts. Now it is proposed that Exhibition Road gets an extra cleansing budget, whilst the enforcement team which helps the rest of the borough, is to be cut.
The traffic and pedestrian layout of Exhibition Road is an improvement but this could have been done at less than a tenth of the costs. Even the usual concrete paving slabs would have looked better and the replaced Edwardian style black lampposts were far superior and should have remained. Does everything have to look like the 1960’s?
We must make sure that the person behind this dreadful and expensive design never has power in our council again.
By the way whose ward is Exhibition Road in?! Could it be Daniel Moylan? Isn’t he now trying to save all us Londoners money, working for TFL? Expect trains designed by Picasso in the future