Wednesday 1 October 2003 11.18pm
Juha, you're right it will be an improvement for Emma Cons Gardens
, but it will just move the homeless people on somewhere else nearby, so it doesn't solve any problem for them or anyone else. They've been in Emma Cons Gardens
since the IMAX was built, which displaced them from the cardboard city under Waterloo Roundabout. So this will just move them across the road to the park probably.
I dunno, just seems a bit pointless moving them again for the sake of another bar/restaurant, which we're not really short of. My guess is Waterloo has a long history of being home to these people, I know that the same people have been in Emma Cons since the IMAX was built, so I expect to see them gathering somewhere nearby after the bar/restaurant moves in.
Where else can they go ?