Thursday 4 May 2006 10.38am
I have just started a campaign on the BBC's Action Network, aiming to get support to try and persuade Southwark Council
, local traders and businesses to take an interest in improving the look of Borough High Street
, SE1. There are at least three derelict shops (Shoefayre and others), plus other empty businesses. As the gateway to the City of London, this ancient street (one of the oldest in London) is sadly neglected. Visitors to Borough Market
cannot find their way from Borough Tube Station to the market; signage is generally not good at the Elephant and Castle end of the street. No information on this historic thoroughfare is provided for tourists.
The campaign is called BOROUGH HIGH STREET: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/actionnetwork/G1767
There is also a link from the Borough High Street
campaign pages back to this site to encourage two-way flow between the two.
The mayor's office has been informed that the campaign has started. Please give your support by either leaving a message on the Action Network, or, if you haven't the time to do that, leave a comment or indication of support, here. All comments and ideas welcome too, as I hope to send the Mayor a full list of ideas and suggestions.