Cllr Nick Paget-Brown will have an embarrassing admission to make to council colleagues.You, the taxpayer, will be paying nearly £4,000 per week to keep Exhibition Rd clean! Add in Westminster's section and it rises to £7,000 a week. This at a time when the Council is struggling to make savings.
Exhibition Road is known to be possibly one of the most expensive roads of its kind in the world. The pretty granite setts quarried by Chinese political prisoners and transported, at huge climate changing cost from China, are showing the signs of wear and tear than any London road would suffer from- and it has only been opened for business for a month or so. Jettisoned chewing gum and tyre and oil stains make the pretty granite look very tired and sad. This is why £7000 a week is necessary to try to keep it clean. It will be like cleaning the Forth bridge.
To prevent protests from disability groups and residents, fed to the back teeth with the waste of £30 million, Mr Fitzpatrick in PR is being very coy about announcing the opening date. However, sometime in the days ahead, the architects of this mess will be gathering to open this most expensive and dangerous road.
Who won't be there to celebrate will be the UK's ten million disabled. Why? Because none will be able to use this death trap road on their own.