'Sorry' is the hardest word

As some eagle-eyed readers have already spotted, Lewisham Council has posted two small (A4-sized) notices on the Brockley Station fencing, offering an apology and an explanation.

There's a certain grudging tone to the announcement, which doesn't exactly go to the trouble of making itself obvious to station users: Brockley Kate only spotted it because someone had already told her it was there.

Lewisham Council must not think that two sheets of A4 paper comprise the beginning and the end of its attempt to explain itself: a proper account must be given of the problems in procuring and completing this project, and that includes taking responsibility for these failings.