Sunday 15 March 2009 6.51pm
To add balance and an alternative view to your post - I humbly offer the following:
I have lived near St Saviour's Dock
for 13 years and have not noticed the problems you mention.
In fact, the area is a lot neater than the run down area it was 10 years ago.
Just to add some flesh to this, so I can understand, let's look at your points, which are in bold
All starting to get a bit unsightly now?
Which bits exactly - and what is unsightly?
Is it me or have these barges multiplied in the last year
Maybe it is you - have you kept a record of the exact number of barges from last year so that you can give us and objective quantifiable increase figure?
they are really beginning to encroach on the river and block a nice view
Sorry to be thick - how does a barge "encroach on the river" - don't they bob and float gracefully on the water?? - and which view is blocked, exactly?
I don't mind a few of them but 5 barges outside my window full of junk is getting to be a bit of an eyesore
Full of what junk? old cars? dead rats? rotten food?? - you say you "don't mind a few of them" - how many is that? - if there were just 4 you would whine about it??
You see Dan - I live, work and walk around that area and all I see is a beautiful river, gloriously transformed over the last 10 years - and long may it continue!