James Hatts wrote:http://www.charlesdickens.southwark.sch.uk/blog/?p=2796
Bloggie wrote:What does that mean, "banging from the closed Lant street area"? Building work?James Hatts wrote:http://www.charlesdickens.southwark.sch.uk/blog/?p=2796
thank you james, time to objectg again, methinks. There was banging from the closed lant street area again saturday just gone, at 7AM!
Luke wrote:It's a bit late for al of that. The opponents have had years to, ahem, oppose to this and the fact that the whole process is now being held up for the sake of power and political games is very frustrating and unfair, especially on the children at Charles Dickens. It has been 6 years. The exact time that my youngest started and finished primary school. Don't make the school a victim of your own inertia. They put in a lot of hard work and I personally have very little sympathy for people who wake up now and go "I don't really want this"... It's a bit like not voting and then complaining about the government you got.Godot, I don't think you should see this as a personal issue and I am glad that councillors are considering how to Balance the undoubted benefits of the closure to the school against the equally undoubted inconvenience to those who would prefer to be able to walk down Lant St.
I am not convinced by the need to close an important street for pedestrians to permit only use by the school. And I am very disappointed that it appears the proponents of the closure feel no need to try to demonstrate and persuade local people why the use you prefer should be the one that is adopted.
There are several issues for me:
a) Mint St park, an exceptional local park with good equipment, is two quiet blocks away. Why not try to promote wider and safer pavements between the school and this park?
There may well be reasons why this is difficult, but closing off a public road is a big step.
b) the school is not open at weekends or evenings, but the road is blocked 24/7. Why not a shared street where people can use the street when the school is not using the equipment, or even better, a public park right outside the school, one which has public access and is of benefit to all?
I would be interested in a discussion of these issues before any talk of surcharging councillors, who I believe have a duty to represent the electorate, not just a single school.
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