Friday 5 June 2009 10.52am
btw - I do enjoy many of the events there, but do get frustrated that these often co-incide with the few days that we get Summer!
Agreed. The weather's been lovely for the last two weekends but the premium space in the park has been taken up by tacky commercial events. As you say, people who wanted to sit and relax in the park had to scrunch up on the tiny rear lawn. Views of the river and the bridge were blocked, we were forced to listen to London Punjabi radio blaring out from one of the stages and the air was full of of the smell of fried food!
The way the management trust was set up and financed makes it support itself and its employees as a priority rather than providing a park for the local workers and residents. I've heard similar to James in that the s106 money from the Berkley development will reduce/remove the need for these invasive events.