Report of the City Surveyor.
The Committee received a report of the City Surveyor regarding public lift
A Member commented on continuous problems with the lift at Speed House and questioned what was behind this. The City Surveyor reported that the issue here was related to water ingress from the high walk affecting the lift’s control panel. Work to remedy this had been undertaken and the lift was now back in service. The Member commented that much work had been undertaken last year to address water ingress. The City Surveyor commented that the remedial action taken last year had not entirely solved the problem and that work around this therefore continued.
Another Member referred to the vandalism of the Blackfriars Bridge lift and the fact that it needed to be taken out of operation in the evenings for this reason. She stated that this lift was in an important location, with the station above. She questioned how this could be tackled going forward. Officers advised that vandalism of the lift was a particular problem at the moment as a result of the walkway being section off for Tideway work, leaving it in a secluded spot. Officers were currently considering installing CCTV at this location to assist the Police in their attempts to address the issue.