Crumbs! Award-winning Seven Dials roundabout begins to break up

Posted On 21 Oct 2014 at 11:15 am

Less than a year after the award-winning Seven Dials roundabout was completed, it has begun to crumble.

Picture by Bob Potter

Picture by Bob Potter

The roundabout was redesigned to improve pedestrian safety last year over nine months and at a final cost of £950,000.

It reopened in December with a Christmas tree placed in the middle sponsored by Edburton, who carried out the work.

But these pictures show that the kerbs of the central island are already looking the worse for wear.

Bob Potter said: “Almost a year after completion of the redevelopment, we are witnessing a multitude of laudatory media reports of the staggeringly impressive outcome of the Seven Dials Improvement Scheme.

“They boast of the ‘success’ of the scheme and its being integral to CIVITAS naming Brighton and Hove as City of the Year – Europe’s top accolade for commitment to sustainable transport.

“Almost a million pounds has been spent – surely residents and road users are entitled to expect the completed job to have a life span exceeding ten months!”

A council spokesperson said: “We are aware of the issue and are working with the contractor to rectify what appears to be a materials failure. The scheme is still within its maintenance period.”

  1. rolivan Reply

    Surely it is a case of the wrong materials being used rather than their failure.Whoever wrote up the Specifications needs a good talking to.

  2. Chips And Beans Reply

    Another wonderful treatment to the incapable and incompetent Green council.

    Not long to go until these Marxist clowns are thoroughly humiliated, and removed from office

    • feline1 Reply

      I’m sure you’ll find the contractors who actually did the work were from a Tory-owned business 😉

  3. feline1 Reply

    Incompetant public sector loons! And let me guess – were members of the highly skilled GMB Union involved?

  4. Rostrum Reply

    That’ll be all the busses that have to run-over the cobbled area to get around island…

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