Thursday 7 January 2010 7.19pm
Having encountered many areas of Southwark which are not deemed priority by the Highways Department, If you forgive the pun, the icing on the cake is the Sub-Way steps near Driscoll House, New Kent Road
Grit has been spread near the bus stop then stops right at the top of the steps! Every single tread is covered in ice even if you manage to reach the bottom in the vertical, you then have to encounter the slope towards the sub-way itself, also iced up.
Phoning the environmental services on 7525 2000 and listening to recording describing what and where areas that are priorities I eventually got through to a very helpful and professional young man who listened to my complaint and logged it, giving me the Ref. 800 454 3534 as a matter of fact! so thank you Michael..:-)
I then asked him when it would be likely to be gritted and he truthfully answered he did not know, I asked for the direct lines of Highways Management and unfortunately he was unable to give any...
I wonder if this area will be gritted after the thaw or after some elderly person breaks a hip and ends in hospital.
Can any one give me what committee this would come under?