Is it only me getting increasingly frustrated by the amount of street clutter on Bermondsey Street where badly laid cobblestones, bollards, bicycles chained on street posts, shops’ advertising signs (A-boards) and pavement furniture obstruct and hamper a person’s progress in the street?
Now even the new coffee shop in the former watch house at St Mary Magdalen Churchyard has already picked up the habit. Not much room is left to go through between the rubbish bin, their tables and the A-board sign.
Is there a way to complain to the Council?
Pushing a pram is impossible without going onto the road in places dodging the oncoming traffic, the horrendously uneven cobblestones, paving stones and high kerbs along with the other pavement obstacles are a real liability, really be surprised if the council hasn't had any claims made against it. Given it's popularity and the publicity Bermondsey St. gets it's poor that nothing's been done.
Perhaps they have already decided that the road is to be pedestrianised. Hope so.
Just got a very nice and extensive response from the Council (Mark Adams - Licensing and Enforcement Officer). They are fully aware of those issues and they are looking into the matter and will take the necessary steps if under their control.
The Watch House Coffee had one annoying small board and then 2. Then only a big one, placed on the corner and not too obtrusive. How can Bermondsey Village restaurant get away with having a massive signs outside occupying half of the pavement? Who can we contact about this issue? I've emailed [email protected] but got no reply.