Perronetonian wrote:Yes of course people drink alcohol in there too. There are control orders in place that authorities could use to deter this. But to suggest the "piss heads" use it in such a way that deters other users just doesn't stack up with my experience of those of the many people I know who use the space. I just can't believe were your perception comes from, I spend hours in the park every month and get to talk to many users and passers by.
There is always an option to lock it in the evening, but the view of the most engaged local residents who care for that space (three of us from different sides of St George's Road) is that the perception of anti-social behaviour doesn't warrant excluding everyone for several hours of the day or night. Happy to consider changing that, as I'm the manager of the park on behalf of the council. If you care about the space please do sign up at PocketPark.org.uk
Littledorrit1 wrote:There's nothing passive about my response, it's agressive. Gardening is a fantastic way of calming down. The Pocket Park is a celebration of puerility - look at the equipment, look at the mural I commissioned, look at the flowers.You need to calm down. Passive Aggressive behaviour is most unattractive. Your outbursts are rather puerile.
Perronetonian wrote:Just linked one of my ongoing campaigns with some of the complaints here about the pocket park. For five months now at least 3 street lamps have no worked right next to this park, plunging it (and the surrounding complex new junction) into deep darkness. It's not welcoming and unsavoury folk may linger there. I have been raising this issue to Nula Tobin of the contractors, to TfL and to local councillors as a major concern. Temporary lights were eventually installed but they were removed last week and darkness remains. Five months! Hard to believe, but I have a long regular e-mail trail desperately trying to sort this out. Others are welcome to join the bleating.
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