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@BrockleyCentral for SE4 dwellers: shock horror Ladywell Road is open! Chudleigh Rd still blocked, sun shining
— Jill Howard (@oneinfivetea) October 24, 2013
Great news, the ladywell massif can now cruise down it in their pimped up skodas as can the middle class gentrifiers in their volvos with national trust stickers in the back window.
Really? It was well and truly blocked off and didn't even look finished at about 8.45am this morning when I walked through... I hope it is, I'm sick of all the idiot drivers hurtling around Hilly Fields/Tressillian etc
It may be open today - but not for long I suspect. The road surface still needs to be completed and likewise much of the pavements. No great evidence of much activity from the construction workers.
Hmm...no sign of a pedestrian crossing....not the easiest road to cross...
Don't fall in to the false security that its finished, 'cos it isn't . They've still got a lot to do . They've only opened it to placate people and look good amongst the locals. It's also damn difficult to cross safely if you are elderly or parents with kids!! Don't hold your breath!
A couple of observations on the new streetscape - any views please on the positioning of the lovely new wooden benches bang opposite the most scenic spot in Ladywell -the shut for centuries cafe !! Surely these would have been better placed by the other 2 benches over the road by Toms newsagents??
SE13 residents too!!! No chudliegh road yet though. Ahh relative peace on Vicars Hill can resume.
I hope that they still have to complete the drainage as well. A lot of flooding last week after a fairly modest shower.
Totally agree with bells, what a crazy place to put those two benches, some real dim wits have been in charge of this project. But I'm really glad that the guy with the rastafarian hat and bulbous nose often seen swigging a tin of something by coral now has pristine new benches to while away an afternoon on.
When I saw that I assumed they'd put them on the wrong way round for now to protect them, and will turn them round later. They're only bolted into place.I could be overcrediting them with logic, but why else would you put the bench like that.Unless it's to force the local populace to stare at the disused sandwich shop until someone buys (and gentrifies, natch) it.
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