A new year, a new start - and what better New Year resolution for Lewisham Council (and their PFI contractors) than to finish off last year's 'to do' list?
We know a bit about the labyrinthine nightmare of PFI contracting and therefore have a fair amount of sympathy for the frontline council staff who have to try and make this ridiculous set-up work. The experience of the wall has however given us less sympathy for whoever made the decision to go with this PFI contract - and of course for the PFI contractors themselves.
It's not too much to expect, guys, that you might get round to sorting out a brickie or two in the next couple of months, is it? Because I doubt we want to mark the wall's first broken-birthday with cake and party poppers.
But if that's what it takes ...