4 Leathermarket St is part of the Bermondsey Conservation Area - one of many great old Dickensian buildings - but its just been painted a horrible violent purple pink colour - despite the fact that its a Grade 2 listed building. Its occupied by a PR company, The SPA WAY, whose owner (who doesn't live here) has been contemptuously spurning requests from locals to reinstate a normal colour scheme for the area - "I own it" she says "Get a life" etc. Southwark Council have however sent round their Enforcement team. We are hoping that normal colour service will be resumed as soon as possible.
And as a resident of Leathremarket Street I also emailed SC yesterday to complain about the decoration being out of place with the local neighbourhood, and got a reply that the enforcement team would be visiting soon.
SC enforcement officers have visited the premesis and asked the proprietor to change the decoartion to something more in keeping with the area. The proprietor has been given to the option to apply for permission to retain the current scheme but SC has stated it appears likely that at this stage this would be denied.