CONCERN has been raised over the choice of paving being used in a recent refurbishment of Harrow town centre.
A reader contacted the Observer about the type of slab being used for recent repaving work in St Ann’s Road, which they claim becomes easily stained by spilled drinks and food.
Portfolio holder for environment Councillor Asad Omar (Independent Labour) responded: “The type and colour of the slabs were proposed by the architects we appointed and were chosen because they were a higher quality material which would enhance the environment of the town centre.
“They are swept every day, along with other areas of the town centre. When additional cleanliness issues are reported to us, we try to take action as soon as possible.”
The council added that some of the visible stains on the pavement reported by our reader was due to a sweeper vehicle leaking oil while travelling through the town centre and has now been cleaned up.
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