I was out last night with our candidate, William Taylor, canvassing residents of Petticoat Square ahead of next week’s by-election.
It was a bit gloomy. Then we noticed many of the lights above flats on the Podium were not working, ditto some of the lamp standards in the Square.
We have caused a bit of controversy by asking residents about their housing, listening to their concerns and collecting signatures on petitions. With a by-election pending there is a remarkable flurry of activity by the landlord, ordering new doors, repairing locks, and even adding a lick of paint.
But really, can’t the City of London’s finances stretch to replacing broken light bulbs?