Good news as the deep clean of Plumstead High Street is now underway. Credit to Greenwich Council for investing in a new jet-washing machine which is being used along the High Street.
Work is expected to take up to six weeks which seems a long time.
By the time the other end is finished they’ll need to go back to where they begun. This shows the in-ground dirt along the street.
In other welcome news from Greenwich Council, Abbey Wood’s Wilton Road should see deep cleaning soon to ensure its recent £400,000 upgrade remains in good condition.
Greenwich, Woolwich and Eltham Town Centres will also benefit from deep cleaning.
What needs to happen now in Plumstead is continuing pressure on those building owners who fail to maintain properties, as well as the council keeping those who want to improve on side.
Only around 25% of owners bothered to respond to earlier attempts by Greenwich Council to engage. Some of the worst buildings are owned by one owner according to Companies House. Pleading poverty isn’t an excuse if owning a number of properties.
Months on and there’s still crap signage, faded and tatty banners and crumbling facades that need action. If some wont improve their buildings then Section 215 needs commencing, so these owners don’t drag down the considerate owners who care for buildings and the wider environment.
Back to the positives, and this action by Greenwich Council with both deep cleaning and requiring property owners to improve conditions is a good start to a better High Street.