Friday, 5 April 2013

Deptford High Street work begins

With no sensible resolution yet of what will happen to the anchor at the south end of Deptford High Street - aside from the fact that it will 'go into storage' - work to remodel the south end of the street from Giffin St to Deptford Broadway has just begun.

Here's a reminder of what's planned, if you can't remember that far back, and here's the info on the council's website if you need more details. 


Deptford Pudding said...

I think we need to keep track of the anchor.

Unknown said...

I just hope Thames Water, EDF and the like don't come and dig it up shortly after!

Just. Hangsing said...

I heard someone said they will leave it at the Convoy Wharf (For the time being) but I doubt it will return to the high street ever again!

Anonymous said...

Put the anchor at the station!
On the high street front, I cannot believe the waste of public money going on here. This is the second time in 20 years that it has been remodelled. If was done once with proper materials it would not continue to deteriorate and need replacement after so short a time.
How can the council justify such terrible waste of money and resources to keep on renewing? Even in the west end, where traffic and useage is very high, we do not see streets being repaved and repaired constantly. They use good quality materials and simple design that lasts.
The current brick paving stones and composite materials are not the solution as they are not strong and nor are they cleanable. Granite kerbs, stone pavements and tarmac roads are suitable or the real granite sets, well put down, provide robust and maintainable surfaces. The current and proposed high Street surfaces are cheap and lightweight, difficult to clean and easily broken.
This present scheme looks as if will only last another 20 years. We should be investing in street scapes and hard landscaping, not wasting public money on yet more inadequate materials as in Frankham Street, that after only three years is constantly breaking up and in need of repair.
DO SOMETHING PROPERLY OR LEAVE IT UNTIL THERE IS SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO MAKE IT LAST. This scheme is just another sticking plaster on a gaping wound.