Friday 8 April 2011 1.23pm
It is a shame that these services are being cut, just as it is a shame that other services have to be cut too.
However, I can't help thinking that increased efficiency in some areas could mean that our streets and estates remain in good condition irrespective of the cutbacks.
I live off Southwark Bridge Road
. Our cleaner walks around at a very, very gentle pace, chatting on his mobile for what seems like hours on end. He does get his work done but at an incredibly leisurely pace. He's a nice guy, but he is very lazy or, at the very least, improperly managed/supervised.
Perhaps management should look at the productivity of the cleaners. If others are like ours then with a kick up the backside larger areas could very easily be covered with fewer staff, thereby striking a balance between cost saving and cleanliness.