Can't say as I blame them as the area is not savoury after dark. By the way it's not the 188 bus, if the office is Chiltern Street as in the BBC article. It would be one of several other buses that go down Walworth Road. If this particular office is moving to Tooley street the shuttle should be cancelled immediately!
Wendover and Taplow have the 343 and 42 buses passing by, so the staff at that end are well catered for. If you work at Chiltern you've got to walk through the estate to get to Walworth Road. I used to work in social services on Camberwell Road and then walk through the Aylesbury to visit my Nan. It was always a scary walk, especially if you saw a pissed off client!(I only worked in admin, but we were all "complete bastards" according to the clientele).
Mind you, if they're laying on buses for the council workers, what about the poor sods who live in the middle of the estate.
Funny enough Pat I worked on the Wendover block, so I know what you mean about some clients. At that office they had a system where they closed every wednesday afternoon for staff ' training'..and some poor women whose children had been in care was waiting for an offer of housing in writing so she could prove to the court that she would be able to provide for her children. I could hear her naturally upset and shouting in the public area and wondered why no-one had bothered even to speak to her. She then vaulted up on the counter, climbed through a tiny gap
and way-laid the housing manager who when he threw his hands up to stop her clouted me in the face!
so i was clouted in the call of duty! When the social workers went on strike for a few months loads of people were mugged when they tried to call in the rent office and pay their rent and were turned away by
by striking staff..then subsequently mugged! after that I decided to carry protection when i walked through to the old kent road...
when were you at number 29.?