At the Public Realm meeting last week we were told that the Sidcup regeneration is now coming on “at a pace”. Well maybe a snail’s pace. When I took a look last Friday there was some activity outside the gym and across the road in Hadlow Road. The latter is probably half done now but there were no more than ten or a dozen men working anywhere and it is supposed to be finished before the 16th May to allow time for the bus route rearrangements to be made.
One of the changes planned for Sidcup High Street is a uniform appearance for
shop premises and to that end the name facia boards are to be changed. I have
looked out for them before but didn’t see any that obviously matched its
neighbour, but maybe the pair shown in Photo No. 5 does.
Whether that will help bring shoppers storming into town is probably for the experts to say. I suspect there is a fine dividing line between character and untidiness and uniformity and boredom.