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Brent Council’s new ‘water feature’ in Kilburn goes down like a wet blanket

PUBLISHED: 14:28 27 August 2020 | UPDATED: 12:57 28 August 2020

An extended busstop is causing havoc for locals on Kilburn High Road. Picture: Agnes Peyser

An extended busstop is causing havoc for locals on Kilburn High Road. Picture: Agnes Peyser

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A tongue-in-cheek “thanks” has been extended to Brent Council after it created an unintended “water feature” in Kilburn High Road.

Recent stormy weather has caused flooding by a bus stop near Brondesbury Villas.

Resident Agnes Peyser said she “really appreciates” Brent Council have invested into Kilburn High Road and “thank you very much for the new water feature created in the process”.

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She said it was created by a bus stop extension blocking drainage.

“The pigeons are loving it,” she added. “Pedestrians, cyclists and bus users slightly less.”

A Brent Council spokesperson said: “In places where the footway has been widened around bus stops to aid social distancing, we have also extended the pavement to make sure wheelchair users can safely board and disembark buses.

“Drainage was an important consideration in the design of these changes, but we will investigate the issue that has been raised in Kilburn.”


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