The busted bollard has been lovingly restored to its former glory, thanks to fixmystreet, and the council. It’s a great feeling when you wander past something and think – “I spotted that – and now it’s fixed!”
But here’s the annoying thing – here in lovely Blackheath, we are straddled across Greenwich and Lewisham councils. So far, three of the things I’ve reported have resulted in someone from the council calling me, saying “We don’t handle that sort of problem at that location. You need to tell the other lot”.
When this happened for the third time, I finally suggested that the two councils might be able to tell each other about the problems, and asked that they call me back to tell me who might be in charge of that sort of thing. So far, no reply…
Bits and bobs for you – the Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival now has its own site, instead of having to navigate around the Lewisham Council’s website: http://blackheathbikeandkite.com/
Twitter user @troublebrother is organising a meeting of South East London Twitterers… The Bugle is a bit shy, but may make an appearance, as Blackheath won the hotly contested location battle over Greenwich! The date still has yet to be decided, probably last week of June or beginning of July. I’m sure you’re allowed to go even if you don’t send “stupid little messages™! The website is http://seltwitup.wordpress.com/ You can follow the plans as they are drawn up by searching for #SELTweetup in Twitter.
And finally, the Bugle has lovingly entered this photo of the bus stop’s busted bollard into fixmystreet.com – thought you’d like to know.
Lovely soft pastel colours… Looks like it’s always been there… I suppose someone ought to post it onto fixmystreet
Taken by flickr user fotologic
, under a creative commons license.
The Bugle has been away for two weeks, so was delighted to come back and see that the zebra crossing which was complained about at fixmystreet.com has had a lick of paint.
Still no sign of the veggie cafe opening yet though… And they are advertising for a manager/manageress. It looks like it will actually be a sandwich shop, judging by the tin boxes in the front window.
You may remember my post about the post. No sign of a fix yet. The post itself has disappeared, but the hole is still there. Hopefully the post won’t reappear through a shop window. A nice lady called Lisa has emailed me to tell me that she has told Greenwich council about it.
Next time you walk past it, remember, it isn’t a missing post, it is actually Service Request ID 175605.
This will be the last post (bugle joke) for a while, as The Bugle is going to get some sun for a couple of weeks. However, I’ve been working on a load of posts to keep you going over the coming days, which should hopefully get posted automatically, so stay tuned….
And it doesn’t even look like it has been hit by a car… We must have some strong teenagers in Blackheath!
Added to fixmystreet, but how long before it is repaired?
The Bugle loves Blackheath. Really it does. But it can’t help feeling that not everything can be perfect in this Tranquil Vale… If something is annoying you in Blackheath, please add it here in the comments, and the Bugle will send a crack team to investigate.
Also, have you tried to fix problems using the fixmystreet.com website? It is a great website, but I’d be interested to know how many successful responses readers have had from Lewisham council in getting faults fixed.