Tuesday, September 29, 2015

'Improvements' at Brundholme Road, Keswick

The first eight images below show  Brundholme Road, Keswick, in June 2015. The images were taken from Google Street View and show the street scene with the original kerbstones, before it was vandalised (the official term was probably 'improved') in September 2015.

The next three images below show the replacement 'kerbstones', which were installed in September 2015. Note that they aren't even concrete, but plastic!

The final two photos were taken elsewhere in Keswick, in St John's St, just outside the nice, traditional Alhambra Cinema. These kerbstones are made of concrete, but, significantly, note that they have the traditional shape and size. If the kerbstones in Brundholme Street had to be replaced, why on earth didn't the planners stipulate a more traditional appearance, in preference to their monstrous and indeed rather depressing 'solution'?