Thursday 30 July 2015 1.06pm
There is a story in this week's Southwark News, titled "Market is a living hell" about some
residents from the Arnold Estate (there are five in the photo) having a protest against the Druid Street
"Living Hell" is a slight exaggeration if you ask me... I dont think people selling upmarket food on the street next to your estate is comparable to say, living in a migrant camp in Calais. And I dont remember there being any protest against outdoor drinkers from the Marquis of Wellington. I suspect a slight bit of inverse snobbery.
I do understand how drinkers might be seen to be a problem. I've never seen any hassle from the crowds that go there, but Anspach & Hobday should possibly think about moving to a place with a bigger arch with more indoor seating, or to a place like the FourPure brewery that is not directly fronted by residential units.
I think the new market is good, long may it flourish. I think it's pretty shallow and petty of people to complain about something like this.
Further on in the same paper, is a story called "The Magnificent Seven" which documents one person's journey from Fourpure northwards to the Marigold, taking in all the breweries along the way. It mentions some signs put up by the Arnold Estate residents, which say "No To Druid Street
"Not very community spirited I thought. These were just happy, boisterous people out having a good time with no hint of trouble at any of the places I had visited."