Wednesday 22 July 2009 9.42am
I would urge people to have their say on this issue and not be complacent about Southwark's intentions.
I value what little communal green space exists in SE1 and do not wish to see it hi-jacked for any reason.
Given the ambiguous nature of the questionnaire (see link below), it seems prudent to make my position clear to the Council. My position on Tanner Street
is : green over the tarmac area, yes, fill up the park with land-scaping and street-furniture, no.
Here is the reference page on the Southwark website (you will need to print out, fill in and post your comments, since the forms are not configured for online).
On a broader topic, Southwark's tendency to position their "inclusive" pop-in discussions on Monday afternoons (a similar "walk-about" to discuss Bermondsey Street
traffic was also held in the middle of a working day) seems specifically designed to exclude the majority of working residents (who, after all, end up paying for these things through national and local taxes).
A nod to Trevor, whose thread "Improving Bermondsey Local Parks" on this forum on 14th July first drew attention to this scheme.