Mayfair Terrace Concerns- MEQ

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your recent enquiry on behalf of your resident xxxxx

The Pavement Renewal Team has informed me that the Council has over 46500 sections pavements in the borough. Mayfair Terrace has been split into 15 sections, for inspection purposes, with the worst section raking at 3973. The remaining sections are ranked from 15805 to 45897.

Please note that a number of factors are taken into consideration when prioritising pavements for maintenance as part of the capital programme, but the over-riding principle is to treat those in the worst condition. Frequently the condition of pavements, due to its poor visual appearance, is raised with Highway Services. A concrete slab pavement may appear excessively cracked or a black top pavement may appear extensively patched, although it remains free from trip hazards and therefore safe to use. Given the financial constraints on planned maintenance works, appearance alone will not warrant replacement. They appreciate that the pavements in Mayfair Terrace may be cracked and patched and not look aesthetically pleasing, but as long as there are not a significant number of defects, it is not appropriate to include a road or sections of road that are not in need of renewal compared to other pavements across the borough.

If you are concerned about a specific location which you feel presents an immediate danger, please provide them with a more detailed description and a Highway Officer will inspect within the next 10 days. In the meantime, they will continue to inspect this road on a six-monthly basis and any defects at their agreed intervention levels will be identified and issued to our contractor for repair.

The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team has confirmed that they have not received any reports of ASB or drug activity in the location of Mayfair Terrace, Southgate N14 or by the viaduct. Following this report, the Team have contacted Southgate Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) and have been advised that the NPT are aware of the issues and they do visit the location as a part of their core duties/patrols and the NPT will maintain their visible presence and work around this.

They would urge xxxxxx to report incidents of ASB, Crime or suspicious activity to the Police on 101, online or 999 in an emergency. If xxxxxx has any further information including descriptions of persons or particular time frames/days when activity is taking place, he can contact to provide this information which will assist the Police.

I hope this answers your enquiry.

Kind Regards

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