If the boats are forced to leave the moorings by Tower
Bridge ,then Southwark council may as well put a sign up by
the Design Museum warning people not to bother walking any
further up the river as there is nothing of any interest left
The people that don't want anyone living in boats on the
river are the property developer that are building flats along the
,they see the success and popularity of the moorings
as setting a precedent they don't like,and they think if the
boats are able to stay more such community's of boats may evolve.
needless to say the property developer s must not have there way
I don't understand the complaints at all... We are lucky enough to overlook the barges at the moment and there is no noise, no disturbance at all frm the moorings. At Christmas they looked absolutely amazing; if only everyone took as much time to create a decent environment around them I'm sure London would be a nicer place to live. Southwark council charges enough council tax and I for one would rather they spent it on improving the borough rather than spending money pursuing this case and keeping us "up to date" with proceedings...
The selfish and short-dighted views of a few (property developers, NIMBYs and the blind GLA) would spoil one of london's greatest resources for everyone. Look at the success of the south bank.
London is a world city and the waterfront must not be allowed to be taken away from the public. power to the barge people. I run past a couple of times a week, and after slogging up from tooley St /Jamaica Rd, the sight of the barges always gives me a lift (something along the lines of 'great, i'm at the river. is the tide in or out, the barges will tell me').
Left to the rich people thereabouts, they would have the whole area 'gated'
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