Saturday 26 May 2007 6.27pm
Excuse my blatant argumentativeness today, not that I apologise for the views expressed therein, but I'm stuck at home unwell and bored.
I am, however, deeply curious. Between one thing and another it seems that all people do here about any new developments is complain. What is it that people who frequent this forum actually want? Do they have a vision for what should be here? Are there any things that they desperately want to be built? If they are commercial how do they expect them to be made viable? If they are non commercial how do they expect them to be funded?
I don't want half answers here. I want coherent ideas that are practicable and affordable. If they can't answer the viability or affordability question. I want them to tell me why they think they won't work and what needs to happen to make them work.
I have a big wish list myself. As a non car owner, a decently stocked supermarket within walking distance that isn't Tesco would be a start. It needn't be some sort of hyperstore with hundreds of parking spaces, just a reasonably sized, reasonably stocked supermarket. I'll forgo price here even. However, without a lot more people living around here, especially ones whose idea of diet does not involve oven chips and ready meals as basics, or a lot more businesses. I can't begin to imagine how such a thing would be viable.
Incidentally, does anyone know where I can buy some diced lamb on a Saturday around here other than at the inflated, tourist class prices at Borough Market