Saturday, 14 February 2015

It’s Like The Death Of An Old Friend…

A community-led street redesign project transforming the Becontree estate has reached its end after two years of consulting, planning and building.
Oh, that seems familiar – could it be…?

Yes. Yes, it can.

Provider of utterly useless ‘improvements’ that residents were apparently clamouring for, but in reality, weren't even aware were needed!

Who can forget the amateurish signs? And who can forget the star? And no, it DIDN’T come back!
Project coordinator Phillippa Banister, 29, led the scheme from the off, working with the public to find out what exactly was wanted from those living and working in the area.
And then ignoring it and providing exactly what the designers wanted…
But the project isn’t leaving the borough just yet, with the launch of a similar regeneration scheme already planned in Marks Gate.
Be afraid, Marks Gate. Be very afraid…


Anonymous said...

I think someone on that project has a lot of trouble with the greengrocers apostrophe.

"Garden’s becoming overgrown..."

Is it really ? Must get the mower out.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Re "Who can forget the star" link;

XX She added: “It will be reworked again after the elections.”XX After.... oh WHAT a fucking give away!

JuliaM said...

"I think someone on that project has a lot of trouble with the greengrocers apostrophe."

They were indeed an illiterate bunch...

"After.... oh WHAT a fucking give away!"

I can't see the elections changing a thing - that borough has been solid Labour and always will be.