Few members of the public seem to be fully aware of how £4.4m will be spent during 2017 -2018.
For example some sample bricks were put down on the pavement with a tiny message asking people what they thought about them.
Only three people were interested enough to make a comment. By default, it could be suggested that the sample paving created such an impact that people were saying leave well alone i.e. stay with the present paving, renewing, cleaning and relaying as necessary.
It was not mentioned that pavements will be widened. Together with new Loading Bays it is of great concern that the general narrowing of the High Street will lead to it becoming choked up with traffic, particularly delivery lorries and buses, waiting for room to comfortably proceed on their journey. Similarly, unless they are banned altogether, it is beyond my comprehension how HGV will be able to proceed safely through the High Street.
People are not aware that Rectory Road will become the “Beckenham By-Pass”.
If you want more information please contact me or Copers Cope Ward Councillor Mike Tickner, chair of the Beckenham Town Centre Working Group: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or Kevin Munnelly: email@example.com Tel: 020 8650 8313