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Great Suffolk Street to host London's first Open Streets event

After a couple of false starts last year, Southwark will this month host London's first Open Streets event.

Tweets on 18 May 2015

Jason_Cobb @Wolmar4London sums up @TCOSLondon audioboom.com/boos/3194094-w… via @audioBoom

via audioBoom (retweeted on 10:44 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Here's a Storify of our tweets from the @TCOSLondon meeting this evening storify.com/se1/anti-garde…

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Dickens_Estate Dickens Festival 15 Aug on the Dickens Estate Riverside pic.twitter.com/GvdkDD4rJv

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:06 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Elephant & Castle subway mural picture of the day pic.twitter.com/2g5Y6GB5U1

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Whether you agree with them or not, @TCOSLondon have done amazing job assembling v broad anti coalition & huge public interest

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Don't think there has been such a turnout for a meeting about any development controversy in Waterloo for many years.

via Twitter for iPhone

And that's it from the meeting

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Residents of the Coin Street housing co-operatives are meeting at London Nautical School next week re

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Michael Ball urging people to lobby their MP re - not just a local issue as £30m is coming from HM Treasury

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Lambeth's @P_McGlone will take decision tomorrow on whether to start negotiations with & @CoinStreet re South Bank land

via Twitter for Mac

opponents at meeting being urged to text Lambeth's cllr @P_McGlone urging him not to agree lease for South Bank land

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Lambeth Council could stop by not giving lease to the bridge trust for South Bank land

via Twitter for Mac

Land ownership of South Bank side of being explained. See our story here about Lambeth Council role: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8240

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The judicial review will be heard at High Court on 10 and 11 June, Michael Ball announces

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Campaign against : "This is one we can win, and we have to win" says @natalieben (Green leader)

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South Bank has "great history" of resisting developers says @natalieben - urges people to fight: "The case is just so strong"

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"If I get the chance of being mayor, I will stop instantly" says @wolmarforlondon (running for Lab mayoral nomination)

via Twitter for Mac

Christian Wolmar @wolmarforlondon reminds audience that Heatherwick also designed the Boris bus - also "wasteful" project

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Over 30 mature trees will be felled to make way for , @CarolinePidgeon reminds the audience

via Twitter for Mac

darryl1974 Final 15 mins of streaming from anti- meeting at mixlr.com/darryl1974

via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 8:42 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

Criticism from the floor of @CoinStreet Community Builders support for

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Chair of Lambeth parks forum points out the savage cuts to borough's open space budget under proposals

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longitude0 @se1 @CarolinePidgeon On p 214 of June "Country Living" magazine, Joanna Lumley refers to it as "my Garden Bridge project" ...

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:39 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

There's been an "obscene lack of scrutiny" of plans says @isaby of @the_tpa

via Twitter for Mac

Now @isaby of @the_tpa says will be a "grotesque white elephant"

via Twitter for Mac

Boris said that opponents have "Taliban-like hatred of objects of beauty" - quoted by @CarolinePidgeon

via Twitter for Mac

Here's Joanna Lumley's handwritten note to Boris Johnson just mentioned by @CarolinePidgeon at meeting: london.gov.uk/sites/default/…

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@CarolinePidgeon says she has "real reservations" about the selection process which chose Heatherwick to design bridge

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South Bank resident says that the noise from the borehole rig in the Thames is already unbearable pic.twitter.com/AzrMz8yOA7

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Bridge designer Cezary Bednarski : "fails on every single count" - "ungainly" + not functional

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Bridge engineer says that Trust claim that they HAVE to start before the is built is bogus

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"a private garden platform pretending to be public bridge" says expert bridge engineer

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@DamianWild To be fair was billed as an anti bridge meeting, not a debate on the pros and cons

via Twitter for Mac in reply to DamianWild

CarolinePidgeon Superb to see so many people at the community meeting against the Garden Bridge inc @mariaadderley @Juvelad pic.twitter.com/btqZbKwXFm

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:17 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Green leader @natalieben on : "This is going to be a really important battle on a huge scale about the future of London"

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Phil Marson of Inner London Ramblers - "The Ramblers Association in London is against this bridge" - will spoil @TheThamesPath & views

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raheli01 @TCOSLondon Iroko housing co-op sharing their views about the Garden Bridge pic.twitter.com/D3Pz3yt6I4

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:12 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Andrew Richardson says the is a shopfront to sell the concept to other cities around the world

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Gavin Stamp: Heatherwick's has "banal and ponderous" design

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Writer Gavin Stamp: "the whole point about the Thames is that it's a river, not a garden"

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WHurst1 Packed meeting on tonight in Waterloo. Cross party condemnation of scheme pic.twitter.com/aaUpaznQRa

via iOS (retweeted on 8:05 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

"will not work for anybody other than those who were at the dinner party where it was dreamed up" says @ValShawcross

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"This is very much a Boris project" says @ValShawcross - doesn't know any TfL officers who are keen on it.

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will spoil "gorgeous ... sweeping vista" of the Thames says @ValShawcross

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"proposal has not come from any strategic thinking" says @ValShawcross - much more sense to put bridge further east or west

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South Bank already "like Oxford Street" at peak times says @ValShawcross - projected post increase "completely unacceptable"

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South Bank residents most affected by are part "real residential community with longstanding links" says @ValShawcross

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Next @ValShawcross explains she submitted 6-page objection to planning application - says she tries to take a measured view

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Now Cllr @jenwrenmosley says crowds will make it like New Year's Eve every day

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Cllr @jenwrenmosley says Bishop's ward used to have lowest crime in Lambeth - now it's the highest due to tourism boom

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Resident @claresolomon73 worried that trust isn't democratically accountable despite huge public funds

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Clare Solomon - @OxoTowerWharf resident - says it's a disgrace to put £60m public money to when hundreds of TfL jobs being cut

via Twitter for Mac

Gillian Melling: "I feel so strongly that river is for all Londoners" - views, space etc - "gaudy" is embarrassing to London

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Local resident Gillian Melling says South Bank already "really unpleasant" at times due to overcrowding - will make it worse

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- "public money = public spaces, that's what we should be saying" says @natalieben

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amounts to "privatisation" of the River Thames says @natalieben

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Applause for @natalieben as she raises the privatisation of public spaces - patrolled by wardens enforcing no-picnic rule

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Green leader @natalieben: is "very literal form of greenwash"; supposed environmental benefits "don't stack up"

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Now guerrilla gardener @Richard_001 says he is "dead against" the - will put too much pressure on TfL

via Twitter for Mac

darryl1974 If you want to hear the anti- meeting, I'm streaming audio at mixlr.com/darryl1974

via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 7:38 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

will be as crowded every day as the Chelsea Flower Show, warns Hugh Johnson

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Hugh Johnson: "on a bridge in the middle of the river the horticultural possibilities are ... limited"

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Hugh Johnson @littlestjames of Metropolitan Public Garden Association - - it's not a bridge and not a garden either

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Michael Ball shows pics of the grass and trees on South Bank that will be removed for

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Instead of £30m to TfL should give £30k each to lots of small scale greening projects in London streets says @wolmarforlondon

via Twitter for Mac

The business plan is a "dishonest document" written to meet pre-set agenda, @wolmarforlondon tells meeting

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"doesn't help London become a better connected city" says @wolmarforlondon - it's a "vanity project"

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Now @wolmarforlondon: - "This is not a bridge - it is a garden plonked in the middle of a river"

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Man from CTC London says that is waste of time - footfall will be so high that garden will be in the way

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darryl1974 Live audio from anti- meeting at St John's, Waterloo mixlr.com/darryl1974

via iOS (retweeted on 7:29 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

@branchenergy of @StopKillingCycl echoes the concerns that so much public money is being spent on river crossing w no cycling

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Now hearing from @annkenrick - chair of @london_cycling Campaign - extremely concerned that no provision for cycling on

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darryl1974 Already very busy at protest meeting at Waterloo. pic.twitter.com/yKEUcXo7oa

via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 7:16 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Jason_Cobb Decent turn out for @TCOSLondon meeting pic.twitter.com/L5cbV3hEJX

via iOS (retweeted on 7:16 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

proposal also discussed in Joanna Lumley's 2004 autobiography

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Michael Ball is explaining that proposal goes back to 1998 when J Lumley proposed Diana memorial bridge.

via Twitter for Mac

At least 200 people at public meeting.

Chaired by Tim Wood.

via Twitter for Mac

Panel at anti meeting includes Green leader @natalieben, Labour's @ValShawcross @wolmarforlondon and Lib Dem @CarolinePidgeon

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Big turnout of people unhappy about the Garden Bridge at @TCOSLondon meeting in @stjohnswaterloo pic.twitter.com/hO8iFq9n3M

via Twitter for iPhone

Queue to get in to the @TCOSLondon anti Garden Bridge public meeting at @stjohnswaterloo pic.twitter.com/cOTy30LA9p

via Twitter for iPhone

Aerial footage of County Hall, South Bank & Westminster in 1982: youtube.com/watch?v=iqPTY-…

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Tour guides picket Shakespeare’s Globe in first London theatre strike since 1977 thestage.co.uk/news/2015/tour… via @TheStage

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Just published - Five hours of car-free fun in Great Suffolk Street with @OpenStreetsLDN goo.gl/fb/ocpzZ5

via Google

OXO lettering at @OxoTowerWharf will be replaced with LOL tomorrow for @jennyeclair's in aid of @macmillancancer @npowerhq

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wolmarforlondon Delighted to be on the panel at anti-Garden Bridge event at St John's Church, Waterloo Road tonight.An outrageous way to spend £30m of TfL £

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:01 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for iPhone)

tuppenwaterloo Stop the Garden Bridge meeting tonight 7pm pic.twitter.com/0W2SQAojWe

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:01 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for iPhone)

rosannadownes Impressive line up for tonight's public meeting on the garden bridge, including @london_cycling chair @annkenrick: london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:51 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for iPhone)

ThamesBaths .@kickstarter campaign finishes 22/05. Every £1 helps us, to help LDN towards floating . kickstarter.com/projects/thame… pic.twitter.com/8vdA10gRNV

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:47 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for iPhone)

SimplyMrPerfect @StolenRide black Apollo Highway, w silver pannier frame. Stolen Webber St SE1 night of 17/5. Info most appreciated pic.twitter.com/4y1fiUChzd

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:04 PM, May 18th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Four sculptures of horses proposed for Thames foreshore at Albert Embankment by @TotallyThames planning-docs.lambeth.gov.uk/AnitePublicDoc…

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Garden Bridge access should be charged via Oyster card system argues Paul Finch: architectsjournal.co.uk/comment/stop-m…

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Garden Bridge being "pushed through with a combination of bullying and schmooze" says @RowanMoore: architectsjournal.co.uk/comment/stop-m…

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What @boroughmarket looked like 15 years ago in the early days of the weekend retail market pic.twitter.com/zPL15BHlZM

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Win a family ticket to Adventures in Wonderland @AliceUnderLDN in The Vaults at Waterloo: london-se1.co.uk/promotions/vau…

via Twitter for Mac

TfLTrafficNews London Bridge - Lane one northbound blocked by a vehicle.

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 11:48 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

KenningtonPOB What progress is being made with the Cycle Hub at Waterloo, announced in 2009 and 2012? london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5947

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:48 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

stuartensor Filming a on the Thames for @Airbnb_uk pic.twitter.com/h7M2WwpN8M

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:35 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

StarEventsLtd Has anybody else spotted the on the Thames? @StarEventsLtd has! pic.twitter.com/sNn7OSUsAM

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:35 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

curtisprofits Floating house on the Thames, courtesy of @Airbnb_uk. That's one way to reduce the electricity bill. pic.twitter.com/ysheNt2Q6q

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 11:35 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

chazwut The just went past my window. Cue office pandemonium. pic.twitter.com/Y1u5EnN8rc

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:35 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

KeltieLLP Just another normal day on the Thames! Guess this counts as a flood risk area? @se1 pic.twitter.com/WBRETeGRSY

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:34 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

peterwalker99 Meeting tonight opposing Garden Bridge includes such disparate types as Labour, @london_cycling & @the_tpa london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:24 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

isaby I'm on a cross-party panel at St Johns Waterloo tonight opposing the proposed Garden Bridge. See here for details: london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:24 AM, May 18th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Strong lineup of guests/speakers for tonight's anti Garden Bridge public meeting organised by @TCOSLondon: london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

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Tour guides at Shakespeare's Globe are on strike today bectu.org.uk/news/2395

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[Job vacancy] Volunteering and Events Coordinator, Bankside Open Spaces Trust @BOSTSE1: london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jo…

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ICYMI - last night's James Bond filming on the Thames - london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8269

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