Friday, 10 January 2014

Who Took Notice?

While waiting at the corner of Green Lane today I spotted what looked like a new notice board on the corner. The trouble with things like this is that once you see what you think might be a new one you can't remember whether it has always been there or whether it is actually new. The fact that is was empty of notices suggests it might have just been put in. I can't remember ever seeing any notice board with all the old notices removed from it - ever - no mater how old some of them are. And I know this is the boroughs new notice board style (at a cost of around £1900) each.

However I don't remember whether it was there yesterday or last week or last month (which would technically be last year).

Pictured left is documented evidence that it wasn't there around the middle of 2012. And I'm pretty certain that this cream one was the one I saw within the last week or so but I just can't be sure. Can any readers shed light on when this new one went in?


9 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Cennet53 said...

I noticed it Wednesday evening

Nichu said...

It was about a week ago. I think part of the reason it went unnoticed is that the notice board never contains anything particularly relevant to Worcester Park. I'm not particularly interested in going to Carshalton, for example.

Cave said...

I saw one further up the high street this week, opposite Pizza Express

Stewart Mackay Conservative WP said...

Wednesday evening for me too ..

Andrew (the former WP Blogger) said...

£1,900????!!!

Andrew (the former WP Blogger) said...

£1,900??!! What a waste of money.
If only there was somewhere type of electronic notice board on the internet where we would all go to find what is happening in Worcester Park...

Alex said...

Yes Mr. Blogger, there is still one of the cream/natural wood type outside Pizza Express, just like the type that has been removed. It would seem that Sutton Council have spent £1,900 on a noticeboard - and then trashed it after six months!
Only to be replaced by another noticeboard!

I had a look at the new one, which unlike the previous wooden affair, looks to be a heavyweight predominantly metal (cast iron/steel) construction. I'd guess that it's construction was a lot more expensive than the last, so this one might be even more than around £2,000!

However, as far as I can tell, it does exactly the same job - only more expensively! Wasting money on things that don't need expenditure around town seems to be a Sutton Outer London philosophy. I guess we'll soon be able to tell if it's OLF purchase, as the paint usually peels off in a couple of weeks and the materials usually start cracking up soon after... we shall see.

Sarah Norton said...

Hi there! Does anyone know how I would go about getting posters into the notice boards in Worcester Park? Any help gratefully received!

Andrew (the former WP Blogger) said...

Speak to staff in the library. I think you either leave the posters with them or they will give you the keys to open the board and put it in there yourself.

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