Yes, really.

We couldn’t believe our eyes when we witnessed a team of scaffolders dismantling the framework that has been holding up the building next door to the new flats and supermarket on Haydons Road, as well as partly blocking the pavement.

You may recall that Merton Council claimed – erroneously – in a reply to a written question by a local resident, that the scaffolding was related to ongoing building work at the Co-Op next door, which had ceased long ago.

Scaffolding removal on Haydons Road
Scaffolding comes down; what next?

The cynics among us may now assume that the usual flytipping will resume along our little neglected shopping parade. But thinking optimistically, perhaps the demise of the scaffolding means the start of better things for The Parade on Haydons Road north?

[The new Co-Op is apparently due to open on October 12, 2017.]