Hi Iain. Seems we have a lack of enthusiasm to keep the Estate clean and tidy. Us as residents (tenants and leaseholders). Are asked to play our part in recycling and maintaining our properties, and yet the surrounding areas are left neglected. We haven’t had our landings swept in weeks, ok that’s something I don’t mind doing, but as we’re being charged for it, it’s something that should be addressed.
The Estate has been left vulnerable for anyone to use it how they please, the dreaded illegal filming, barriers left open for anyone to park they’re cars, graffiti, lack of lighting. The second listing of Golden Lane has left it shackled, the window debacle has been going on for over 25 years, redecorating hasn’t happened. I’ve lived here for 50 years, never have I known the Estate to look so tired and neglected.
Apart from the foyer, the communal areas on all the other floors of Great Arthur haven't been cleaned for months. They installed new window cleaning equipment but our windows haven't been cleaned for almost a year now and they are filthy. The car park barrier off Fann St was broken for ages. They then replaced it but it has been left open ever since, they may as well have just left it broken.
Excellent. We are training the next Banksy? Do we have a policy on the application of designer graffiti to Listed buildings?
UPDATE on 2022.04.07
Sue Pearson, our Common Councillor, has responded within an hour!!!
Stanley graffiti is not rude enough so we must wait 20 days for removal.
Shop graffiti is with the Property Team.
The laundromat is across the border but Sue will chat up the Aldersgate gang.
....and it's gone- the Stanley graffiti.
Haven't checked our local shops or crossed the border to Aldersgate.