Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Next Thing To Go

For blog readers wondering what was going to be the next thing to start falling apart in the high street, we now have the answer. If you had put your bets on the pebble-dash tree surrounds, you can collect your winnings now.

The decorative porous surface surrounding the tree at the corner of Brinkley Road (in front of Central Plumbing Supplies) has now started to crumble away, leaving the underlying membrane and other layers exposed. Only one small corner is affected so far (in as much as a circle can include a small corner) - so hopefully this will be patched quickly before the hole expands.

Once again the question hangs in the air though: If this one only took six months before starting to break up, how long will the rest of them last? It just doesn't feel like any of this has been built to last long into the future. I'm sure I have seen similar work in other boroughs that has lasted years if not decades. Why can't we have that here in Worcester Park?

Anyone want to speculate on what will be next?

Update (10th March)

In case anyone thought the above was a one off, on the right is a picture of the pebble-dash surrounding the tree outside Sainsbury's at the top of Central Road.

I'm dying for them to say they used the wrong type of bonding agent here so I can say 'Snap'!

6 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Hoping... said...

...what next....I genuinely hope the one-way system
To not be relentlessly woken up daily between 5am and 6am with large delivery lorries and not have to close every window to block out the noise from the stream of vehicles large and small now exiting on to Windsor Road, will be so very very welcome.

I know all will say another waste of money, but this failure will be priceless to repair if it gives us some form of quality of life back to our home. Windsor Road has become Central Road 2, I cannot think of a residential road in Worcester Park that has to endure the volume and type of vehicle flow that Windsor Road does now, if you can, I can only sympathise.

Jocypri said...

Completely agree! I live in Hampton road so I get them on their way to you. Woken daily at 5- 6am, and the speed they are driving down our road is so dangerous it's unbelievable. It's ruined what was such a lovely quiet street completely and unfortunately I think it'll take someone getting knocked down before they actually DO something about it.

Stewart Mackay Conservative WP said...

The petition is in and the council is takitheirere time in deciding what to do. My betting is that they won't reverse the situatiob becuase that will mean admitting they were wrong. However, there is an election in May, if the electorate. Returns a conservative majority, we will reverse this decision.

Stewart Mackay Conservative WP said...

Writting on my phone is pain in the neck excuse any errors

SUSIE SUE said...

You have my sympathy. I live in Dalmeny Road and like Hampton and Windsor Roads it has become a real "ratrun" with (for us) traffic cutting through from both London Road and Cheam Common Road to get to the bottom of Worcester Park and thus avoid the queues in Central Road. We desperately need some form of traffic calming in our road particularly as parents park here when taking their children to school. Despite the parked cars traffic from the main roads still speed along Dalmeny - the crossroads is a well-known accident hot spot and I feel it will take a serious accident before anybody at Sutton Council will do anything about it.

Stewart Mackay Conservative WP said...

Why am i not surpirsed ... not even sure what to write these days as im starting to get a little lost for words.

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