Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Green Charter Crap #9

We will make the street environment more accessible to all, in particular by providing facilities to meet the special needs of people with disabilities.

One facility that some less able pedestrians need is somewhere to sit down and rest. But such facilities are rare in the London Borough of Waltam Forest, and where benches do exist they are all too often in a shabby and sometimes broken condition or located in a scruffy patch of neglected waste land. This photograph shows where there was once such a facility on Somerset Road E17, close to the junction with Queens Road. It is long vanished. What you might call a benchmark of this crap Council's complacency and indifference to the special needs of people with disabilities.