Outer London Fund for Cricklewood

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1016
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your holding answer to Question  2014/0260, will you now give a substantive reply to "Are you aware there is a problem with the delivery of the public realm project.  The plan to de-clutter the pavements, make them more accessible and pleasing to the eye has hit a major issue with BT's refusal to discuss the upgrading of their phone boxes to the pedestal model.  The residents have regularly requested the removal of boxes as they attract anti-social behaviour (marketing of sexual services, use for sleeping and urinating), and we have evidence that their usage for phone calls must be very low.  In spite of 5 years of communication with BT following surveys which identified the residents and business requests for the removal of these boxes, only 5 have been removed, out of 18 on the less than a mile length of the Broadway/Lane. The area where these boxes have been removed proves the local rationale for their removal; the pavements are now clear of rubbish and provide more space for pedestrians, and no unpleasant activities.  Will you now engage directly with BT director to support  improving the character, quality and economic vitality of Cricklewood in this way?"

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