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.
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..."
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!
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!