Thursday 22 June 2017 3.52pm
Has anyone else noticed just how filthy the pavements are becoming at Elephant & Castle? I'm not talking about litter (which the council cleaners do well to keep on top of), but sticky, smelly streaks and general grime. The granite paving south of the Tube station copes better compared with the York stone more recently installed, which is prone to staining but much of it seems to be caused by piles of bin bags left for collection which then leak across the pavement - the spot right outside the Northern line station entrance seems especially prone to it.
Given the increasing number of people spending time in the area is it not time that Southwark Council
sent someone down every now and again with a pressure washer or ride-on machine? Seems a minor additional expense on top of the millions spent tarting the place up.