Just days after being mistakenly laid across the entrance to an estate courtyard, these paving stones were cracked and chipped.
Just days after being mistakenly laid across the entrance to an estate courtyard, these paving stones were cracked and chipped.

It should be great news when pavements are renewed. But on Pytchley Road, SE22, new slabs were laid right across an access road to the East Dulwich Estate. Cars, vans and dustcarts were soon rumbling across slabs designed to carry nothing much heavier than a mobility scooter. The slabs were chipped and cracked within days.

We called the Public Realm department and we were invited to send an email with photos. A few days later, a Senior Enginer inspected the work and concluded that the wrong materials had been used across the entrance – paving slabs instead of smaller bricks. The contractors were asked to correct their mistake at their own cost.

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