Thursday 7 May 2009 6.16pm
This evening Bermondsey Square
has been closed off for a private event. This means that the entrances and exits have been sealed off and manned by security guards. There appears to some 'do' going on in the square and there are vintage cars parked there etc. etc. It is not even possible to use it as a pedestrian cut through tonight!
I think this is a really bad development. This square ought to be a resource for the local community, not cut off from it. That is certainly how the private sector developers sold it to us in the first place! It would be awful if this set a precedent and that it became routinely sealed off in this way.