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Tuesday 22 June 2004 10.04am
The latest I hear is that O2 are now considering putting the event in the building site of MORE London behind the GLA Building. - we shall see tonight.
There have been a lot of compliments about the Paris Beach - what should be born in mind is that is organised by the City Council and not by commercial interests. I would have no objection to a beach similat to the one in Paris . What I originally objected to is the commercialisation of our park - however if it is to be on MORE London property they can do what they like as long as it does not adversly affect local residents.
Tuesday 22 June 2004 11.10pm
One thing that irritates me is the way the council use the phrase: "As a result of complaints from local residents...." rather than using the phrase: "As a result of our lack of thought for the consequences and inadequate consultation..."

Wednesday 23 June 2004 7.57am
Went t o the meeting last night - quite a lot of local objectors - O2 and Event co. rather had wind taken out of their sails when Simon Hughes informed them that Southwark had decided the event could not go ahead on Coach park whilst inquiry into Berkely Homes development still undecided. Southwark had not bothered to inform O2 about this any more thant hey have consulted us!
Thursday 24 June 2004 11.55am
Hhhmmm

sounds like Berkeley home's stuck there boot in to having it on the coach park

That's a shame we could have turned it in to an occupation
Thursday 24 June 2004 12.10pm
Hi,

O2 the telephone company want to organise this beach events on potters field park.
nathlies
Thursday 24 June 2004 1.07pm
So American Express are erecting a big screen in Potters Fields for the Wimbledon semis and finals. Watch for the hawkers selling jester hats and the re-naming of the area to Henman Fields. Good Grief.
Friday 25 June 2004 10.27am
Details of the Wimbledon event
http://www24.americanexpress.com/campaigns/wimbledon/towerbridge.asp

And Bob Geldof has hit out at Southwark Council for blocking the beach plan
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/londonnews/articles/11572361
(Though the claims he makes are slightly disingenuous in that they did originally plan to use the grassed area rather than the coach park, and that's what upset people)

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Edited 1 times. Last edit at 25 June 2004 12.26pm by James Hatts.
Friday 25 June 2004 12.07pm
The more I think about the beach idea the more I like it

Doing anything imaginative on the riverside seems to be impossible

Well have to stage events like the beach if we are to host the Olympics,

Central movement will have to grasp what is required and stop the Berkeley development and give the land to the Olympic bid.

It doesn't mater whether they originally planned to use the park or not ,as the coach park is the best place for it.



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Friday 25 June 2004 3.02pm
Already part of the park is partitioned off. This is two days before the programme put to Southwark by the event company.
"Event build-up in the car park area adjacent to Potters' Field would start on Saturday and Sunday and Monday on Potters' Field. "
Watch this space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday 25 June 2004 3.13pm

Bob Geldof... "...Now we are going to go to another city in Britain that wants to contribute towards a good summer for its inhabitants..."

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"That's not fair, I am taking my ball away"
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