This area of Borough just looks a mess compared to other areas that have recently gone through a renovation program.
Surely the company who completed the works should be offering compensation for such shoddy workmanship.
Walked through there today. Despite large sections of the surface being re-done, the drainage is still not working - an earlier downpour created a huge puddle near the entrance to St Georges Gardens - as pre the 'snagging' work.
Sorry to be so negative about this, but the surfacing is very patchy, edges scruffy, and if the turf they were laying today is the intended finish for the planted sections, I suspect it will not be long before those bits are rutted with bike tyre tracks. Someone, please, at least remove the plastic covering left on some of the bike rack signs..? (I tried to tidy one up, but was not very successful!)
Sadly, an earlier comment from a poster suggesting this area would become a focus for litter has been proved correct.
Now that spring is here, and there are lovely, bright tulips helping to brighten up the Tabard Street 'piazza', it would be great if Councillor McNally could give us an update on when the resurfacing work is due to be completed!
There have been various private contractors digging up the tarmac in the last couple of months, and the end result really is a joke, with a patchwork of different materials and some of the grass ruined by tyres. Surely there must be a clause in their contracts about what the place should look like when they're done???
Agreed, it's a joke, but it could have been a fantastic space. Sadly, some of the grass area has been churned up by contractors vans (not accountable for the damage they cause, it seems), so forming a mini swamp which only the local ferral pigeons enjoy in wet weather. One tree has been destroyed as a result of being snapped in half by vandals, and recently some of the red tulips were picked and scattered around by - who knows?
It's poorly designed, badly built and now it's not maintained. It's a visual mess, but it is also shameful that the people who use it seem to have so little regard for the facility created for them, so they discard their rubbish, cigarette butts, cans and plastic bags anywhere but the nearest bins, seemingly regarding their rubbish as someone else's problem (also the case in St. Georges Gardens). While we have council funded street rubbish collections this sort of space will occasionally be cleared of the stuff we discard, but what happens when these services are cut back, as no doubt they will be. Local 'Big Society' to the rescue?
the whole place is a disgrace. its such a botched job. the contractors should have never been paid and the council staff who signed it off should be sacked. the church is such a landmark and the very name Tabard Street is so iconic this amounts to legal vandalism