Wednesday 23 March 2005 8.46am
Would that similar regeneration money would flow into Archbishops....
That said we do have some neighbourhood renewal money for planting in the dark southern corner near Lambeth Palace
. But have still to get anything for 5-13 childrens' play despite there being so little other provision in the area. And despite the fact that we wrote a 27 page bid last summer in the hope of soaking up year end underspend.There was underspend but we did not get it, and noone has bothered to explain to us why not. (All quite complicated, and the current line is to blame Lambeth, but I don't think any one will argue that the focus of regeneration in the area has been to the north and to the river, whilst local deprivation is concentrated to the south.)
Better stop before this turns into a full blown rant. Especially as it appears, in the final year of the programme, as if some people are starting to realise that provision of the new provision in Archbishops supported by local consultation might be worth considering. Lets hope.