Wednesday 26 January 2011 11.42am
Me too. Reminds me of an interesting thing a few years back. The people in Shad Thames
et al were complaining that refuse lorries were waking them up by collecting their rubbish at 7:00 a.m. Solution: re-jig the routes so that 'social housing' was collected from first! Another time, there was mass annoyance about O2 signal in Shad Thames
area; however, when O2 sought to remedy the problem by installing a mast on one of the buildings in Shad Thames
, there was uproar, with at least one person suggesting that the mast ought to be placed on a 'council block'. Talk about NIMBY!
Returning to the subject matter, it would have far less of an impact on the community if the foreshore was used; I mean, how many kids/adults actually use it? Contrast that with the AS playground which is used by many local children who, without the playground, would not have anywhere to play. Still, the social divide between those living in Shad Thames
and those close to the AS playground has never been greater.