Lewisham's Lovely (Not)

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Andrew Brown does a little political campaigning on his blog, addressing the issue of Lee Green’s environment.

To be fair to the council, there has been an improvement in the street clearning services in recent months. However, “improvement” does not mean “job done”. Parts of Lewisham are still horrible. The area around our church in Deptford is usually fithly and covered in discarded white goods, despite our best efforts, and the area around Deptford Broadway isn’t much better.

Closer to home, Lee High Road looks and feels tatty, and more often that not has a particualrly unpleasant and pungent odour about it that puts me off the thought of dinner for a good half-hour after I get home. Residents and shop-keepers dump rubbish on the streets which sometimes sits there for days or weeks.

The council is trying, but hasn’t got there yet. Worse, though, is the lack of interest in their environment from the locals. The question now is: how do they get local residents and shopkeepers to care about their environments?

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