This is a close-up detail from the front of the wonderful Thornton Heath Library. The question is is this bad detail design or is it the result of poor maintenance by the council? It’s a fundemental and recurrent architectural problem.
You may be able to debate this at the Open House event on 21st September 9am to 5pm. Tours 12 noon and 2pm for 20 people on a first come basis. Or you can leave your views here! Here’s another angle of a corner of the ramp showing the same problem of accumulated rubbish that is difficult to clean. There is a cleaner who is meant to attempt to clear it up by the 21st September!!