Thursday 9 June 2005 7.49am
Exactly the same sort of debate that is going on over Jubilee Gardens
, but the London Eye
If Potters Fields is Southwark managed you could ask their events team for their events policy. For green spaces like Brockwell and Clapham Common, Lambeth have a clear events policy that acknowledges the need for balance, and so limits the size and frequency of commercial events.
The other thing is to set up a Friends group. There are some very organised voices along the South Bank, and it is difficult for local people's voices to be heard, let alone to be taken into account. Once you are organised you may be able to ask to be consulted on future events and on events policy. Plus this provides a mechanism to be consulted about future plans for the space.
If enough people can get together, you should be able to pick up help from Bankside Open Spaces Trust
, who already involved in a number of green spaces within the area.