Tuesday 5 September 2017 1.25pm
I've lived in Elephant for 7 years and pass through there at least once a day and have never found myself so desperate for the toilet I needed to urinate on a building. That said, there's a serious lack of toilets in an area that's proposed, and fast developing, as a more social place. Why not install some of the pop up urinals like in other parts of London. Oh sorry, they'll need to be gender neutral, so that won't work ;-)
I'm tired of hearing that the design and planning of Elephant is bad. It's not perfect.
No...its those who live in our local community (whose needs are apparently not being served) that are urinating, defacing, damaging and littering their own front yard.
It's not as if the new development has taken away loads of public urinals, it has taken away loads of bog standard pubs though. Yes, there is the Spoons, but these street drinkers aren't homeless, just skint.
So, I feel that the development of the area, not just E&C, has a bit to answer for. Being the cynic that I am, I think the end game is for that type of person to be ushered out of the area, along with St Mungos etc.