Wednesday 16 February 2011 8.37am
At the last meeting of the Board of Directors of the Potters Fields Management Trust the proposal to erect the monument was overwhelmingly rejected. As far as I understand, Southwark Council
is trying to push through the proposal and so it will be brought back on the agenda at the next Potters Fields meeting. The Board of Directors represents various organisations (see http://www.discoverlondonbridge.co.uk/default.aspx?m=41&mi=265
) so the votes depend on complex political considerations. The results of various public consultation events could be used to sway the opinion either way. So from this point of view it is probably quite important to express our views by turning up at the proposed meeting by the 911 project on 21 February (6:30pm at 160 Tooley Street
). Tonight's meeting at Shad Thames
(see previous post) can also be useful for that.
My personal objection to the project is the sheer monstrosity of the proposed monument. I would not object to a simple plaque placed in the park, but 8m tall deformed girders will be completely out of place, particularly next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London!