Urban wildfowl in SE1

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Friday 2 July 2004 10.08am
There is a letter int he Telegraph this morning from Henry Oliver, Head of Policy (Planning & Local Government) Campaign to Protect Rural England.

He lives in SE1, in 'a 7-story block of flats in Bermondsey... These flats...enjoy less than 2 minutes' walk away a range of shops, excellent public transport and a large & beautiful park with a lake graced by a wealth of urban wildfowl.'

I realise I'm less observant than perhaps I ought to be, but where in SE1 (or within 2 minutes' walk of SE1) is a large & beautiful park with a lake graced by a wealthy of urban wildfowl?
Friday 2 July 2004 10.29am
Southwark Park perhaps?
Friday 2 July 2004 11.27am
He must be a good runner then...
Friday 2 July 2004 12.03pm
Large but (with the exception of Chumleigh Gardens) not beautiful.
Pond (not lake) graced by wealth of urban litter.
Friday 2 July 2004 12.38pm
What's the Head of anything in the CPRE doing living in Bermondsey?

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 2 July 2004 12.43pm
why not ? where should he live then?
Friday 2 July 2004 12.46pm
i would suggest burgess park, as it takes me less than a minute to walk there, from near OK rd Tesco.
Friday 2 July 2004 1.27pm
Living in a high density block of flats of well over 20 dwellings per acre, thus preserving what is left of rural England. (Nothing in the SE!)



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 2 July 2004 1.27pm by Mapmaker.
Friday 2 July 2004 2.57pm
janefs Wrote:
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> why not ? where should he live then?


Wherever he wants to, of course. It just struck me that it might be difficult having any credibility amongst the people who actually do live in the countryside (and whose surroundings his body is trying to protect) if you live in unrural Bermondsey

But maybe he goes to the City Farm a lot

...if you press it, they will come.
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