Thursday 1 April 2004 8.14am
"Oh I don't know - at least it appears an "extension to the park" is no longer being seen on the thread as possible, so there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel."
Loafer: Why do you consider there to be light at the end of the tunnel because the park is not being extended?
We *should* and *ought* to be extending the park, rather than building yet another faceless lump of architecture.
Much as I love the new open spaces of More London, with its ample landscaping perfectly smooth enough for skateboarding, what the area really does need is more green space, not less.
Why should Tower Bridge residents have to traipse all the way down Jamaica Road
to Southwark Park, when Southwark Council
to take the bold step of making a prime tourist spot into a prime park.
You have only to take a Eurostar to Paris to see how Mitterand's "Grand Projets" have left beautiful open spaces such as the Tuileries. Why can't London (or rather, central-eastern London, as opposed to the park-filled western part of the city centre).