Friday 14 June 2002 11.13am
What are your views on the proposed redevelopment of Potters Bar, by Tower Bridge? There is a consultation document - see Southwark Council
site - http://www.southwark.gov.uk/future/index.html
- under Potters Bar - inviting comments - Huurumph. As there is little or no proper open green space in that area, wouldn't it be great to have an old fashioned sort of park - think Soho Sq and Embankment Gardens and NOT yet more polished granite and water features aka Waterloo - all I'm asking for is somewhere to sit on a summer's day or night with the sky overhead, real trees and the scent of jasmine..... no more phormiums no more sculptural plants - I want plants that look and smell like they belong in a garden in this country..... so if you work here - what abt a place for a fag and sarnie at lunch time - and if you live here or if you are around in the evenings - sit on the bench by the raised beds to the side of Tower Bridge lit up when it's quieter, it can be one of the most beautiful places in London - all it needs is a little less concrete paving.
'm not so into parks and green spaces - but given the quality of the buildings so far along the river front (apologies to residents but have you seen the river bank from the river), I'm increasingly of the view that a plain simple grass park with proper trees would be fab. It is a wonderful site that runs straight down to the riverside - if any of you have sat on the bench in the quiet of the late evenings with Tower Bridge lit up, you will know what I mean. Do we really need more restaurants, shops and entertainment (given the proximity of Butlers W, HAys G etc). It will be the ONLY green space that runs to the river - and by green space I mean an ole fashioned type of place with GRASS, TREES (). Just somewhere to sit under the (grey) sky.