Going back to the Potters Field inquiry - I heard on Tuesday that the Inspector has not yet made his recomendation to the goverment. It appears he has asked for more time to make his mind up. Goodness knows why he needs to take so long.
As someone that doesn't live in the area but who enjoys the riverside.
I cant separate the future of the park from the usage of the coach park, and the coach park is under threat from development, if that development goes ahead the park area will be diminished to status of grass verge around a housing development .regardless of how many expensive plants it might have.
There for the best future for the park is for the Berkeley development to not go ahead and the usage of the coach park to be sympathetic to it and Tower Bridge.
If that means staging the occasional event there that make use of both the park and the coach park
I've seen 'em running around the Tate Modern also. Well, my friend did first, I only realised when she ran the opposite direction shouting out some expletives haha.... Toward and over the Millenium Bridge and calling me on the mobile from the top of St Paul's all in about 5 seconds. Kidding.
I've seen them around the back entrance of the gallery and most recently, with my poor scared senseless friend, on the slope approaching the cobbled street at the back of the Globe Theatre. 3 of em were munching some goodies, and we scared em away.
I was walking along Copperfield Street late one night and I chased one up toward Great Guildford St. Hey, I was a bit tipsy and wanted something to eat. A couple approaching from the opposite direction gave me a weirder look than they gave the rat. So yes, if you're local, that was me!
Roasting animals and taking machine guns to them, hmmm what an interesting bunch of people you are. Good to know though!
You aint met a rat until you've met a New York rat! They've got attitude! They run from noooobody. And when you meet a posse of them munching on some goodies in Chinatown, if you had any sense, you'd run for your flipping life.
At least in London the rats don't surf the tubes like the peigons sometimes do on some sub-surface lines. Very very funny seeing people jump on the seats or do whatever they think is best. Hey, NY, it's all one big 24/7 Camden Town.
I shall pay a visit to Potters Field for a giggle, maybe take a video camera to see if it lives up to the hype. Or maybe get my fast moving expleitve specialist friend to go with me. Whens the best time to go? I'm flexible. If I take the video camera, animal roaster and machine gun boy have gotta come with me. Hook me up. We'll get it screened as a short film at the Coronet, Elephant.
Rats are very adaptable creatures
My brother in law works in the merchant navy and does the new zealand to uk lamb import trips.
often rats get into the refigerated holds when loading in nz when the holds are opened in southampton the rats will have grown really long coats (bit like a yorkshire terrier) for warmth. and will have fed on lamb all the way over