Friday, January 20th, 2012 at
..to businesses for the water main burst on Oxford Street.
That’s not what caught my attention however. In the article in the Evening Standard, the refer to the Victorian pipe renewal plan, one we are all aware of. Years of digging up roads. Years of disruption. Years of being told we’re getting an update to our antiquated water mains.
Yipee we probably had all thought. No more leaky pipes and loss of water supply etc etc….
Guess exactly how much of this antiquated pipeline they have replaced?? 1400 miles out of 10,000. 14%. 2009 marked the year Thames Water halved its renewal plan after being refused a 17% bill increase.
We will still be here discussing this upgrade in 2020 at this rate. Rome certainly was not built in a day, but this is taking far too long.
Time for someone at Thames Water to plug these leaks quickly.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at
Les Rowley, Westminster’s cabinet member for parking, is facing calls to resign over his support for the ill fated ‘nightlife tax’.
Having been jeered down in one meeting, after stating that Westminster was not using parking charges to ‘…raise revenue’, he lacks any credibility with in his own Tory ranks.
Facing calls from Michel Roux Jr and Simon Thomas (Hippodrome) to stand down, his fate remains in the balance.
Monday, January 16th, 2012 at
The dust has hardly settled since Boris announced his plans to build a tunnel under the Thames and today, he is reported in the Evening Standard as telling residents of Hammersmith that it was time to maybe tunnelise the A4.
What with his suggestions on tunnels to replace Park Lane, is Boris going to leave us with a legacy of half started holes leading nowhere?
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at
The Evening Standard reports that Boris has appointed an ‘alpha female’ as his new Deputy Mayor with a remit to get tough on tube modernisation.
Interestingly, Kulveer Ranger is moving to the environmental brief…is this a demotion or…?
Without doubt, users of London Underground have endured weekend closures for too long – what does this new appointee plan to do to speed up the modernisation and repair of the network?
Time will tell.
Friday, April 8th, 2011 at
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