Tuesday 23 November 2010 4.09pm
I emailed Cllr Anood Al-Samerai
, and received the following response:
"Local Liberal Democrat councillors have been concerned about the lighting on this section of the Thames Path and have been raising the matter with council officers and the legal department.
The problem appears to be that, through a legal anomaly, neither the council nor the Port of London Authority are responsible for the lights. Apparently a licence for the jetty was granted from the Port of London to the restaurants, but nothing was ever formally agreed about who was responsible for upkeep of the lights. I am aware that the council has recently met with the managing agents of the restaurant building to see if progress can be made. Local councillors have also offered to attend further meetings to make sure that this is resolved as soon as possible.
In light of your e-mail, I will obtain an update from the council about the current position of the negotiations and let you know. I will also be attending the local Safer Neighbourhood meeting on Thursday and will make sure that local police are aware and providing extra patrols in this area.
I do hope that this will be helpful and will keep you informed."
I was impressed that I got a quick response, and will post any further updates. I still think it's a disgrace that the situation has been like it is for a couple of years. No wonder Browns
never has any customers!