There’s a good example near Maze Hill station of Greenwich Council’s love of sticking street furniture up just about everywhere in clumsy, disparate styles.
Street guidance is for uniformity of material and colour. Greenwich Council don’t tend to follow modern guidance. They announced last year they will spend £75,000 training staff – when guidance is already available.
The example shown in the main image is hardly unique across the authority. Black is recommended for street furniture though Greenwich often use timber which quickly ages.
Varied types of street furniture and bollards can be fine if there’s some sort of rationale for it.
No one wants dull uniformity with the same thing everywhere – though that is some way from the sloppy, hap-hazard intervention Highways all too often embark upon in the borough.
In a time of cuts its funny how money is always there for ever more clutter.