Friday, 20 September 2013

Getting the fencing fixed on Streatham Green

We have asked Lambeth Council to urgently sort out the fencing around the William Dyce fountain on Streatham Green, which has been vandalised and is now lying all over the place.

The fountain itself has been fenced off for months, awaiting repair, as it is in danger of falling over.

For those who don't know the history of this green space, it continues to be a particular example of neglect by Lambeth Council, despite a very active local Friends of Streatham Green group who do their best to look after this important area.

The green was plunged into darkness at night for several weeks last winter, making it very dangerous for people crossing the green at night. The lights were then fixed, only to be kept on all day for several months, wasting energy and money.

This is all in addition to lack of general maintenance of the Green and the area around it along Mitcham Lane and Streatham High Road which remains strewn with rubbish, despite numerous requests to the council to clean it up and make more regular collections.

The relevant person at the council responsible for the green is currently on leave, so we have contacted the parks department.We will post an update here as soon as we have one.

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