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Bankside riverwalk consultation opens

London SE1 website team

Southwark Council is seeking views on suggested improvements to the riverside between Blackfriars Railway Bridge and Tate Modern.

Falcon Point

An exhibition of the proposals at Falcon Point, where visitors can give their views, continues until Wednesday 11 February.

Suggestions include removing existing shrubs and introducing pleached limes and cherry trees. New seating would replace the concrete benches and long wall used for seating.

Residents are also being asked if they wish to have a scupture on the riverside.

Concerns raised by early visitors to the exhibition at Falcon Point included the number of rats on Bankside in the existing bushes and often found in rubbish bins and illegal trading.

There was also a demand by older residents for a return of the plaque recording the official opening of the riverside by Roy Hattersley a quarter of a century ago.

• The plans are on show 10am-4pm at Falcon Point Residents office in Hopton Street until Friday 6 February. They can also be viewed at the nearby Bankside Gallery 6-8pm on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 February.

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