Friday 4 March 2011 5.28pm
Do you live in Augustus Court Lucy? I'm on the 7th floor looking out over the tank. The only info I've had about the tank is from googling variations of 'Mandela Way
tank' and reading the various online articles like the one above.
Earlier today there were people milling around down there and someone with a measuring pole (curtain twitching? me?) so I went down to see if it was the community group and had a nice chat with the lovely Joanna from Global Garden Party, registered with Capital Growth 2012.
She said that there are plans for a community garden with Russel Grays blessing and support and they should have a website soon to co-ordinate gardening gatherings there etc but she stressed this is nothing to do with Guerrilla Gardening. Joanna wasn't aware of this forum but I mentioned this thread and asked her if she would post her tuppence worth on here.
In the 5 years I've lived opposite Stompie I've always thought this space would be ideal for some sort of community garden but the mass of nettles seemed like a mammoth undertaking. Fair play to Joanna and GGP for doing such a grand job. I can't wait to get involved and help make this place wonderful.