Tuesday 2 March 2010 10.33am
Michael Place wrote:
The only problem is that Southwark Council
does not ensure that our right of way is kept open
That is exactly it although the owners of the Anchor House originally agreed to provide access yet have now unilaterally withdrawn it. It is a familiar theme going all the way up the Thames; private developers want the land for plush houses and so promise to maintain public access, yet a few years later they quietly try to install fences and gates to stop non-residents getting there.
The other problem for me is Portland Wharf (right next to the steps). That was for years a public area with benches for people to sit at. Again, public access was quietly withdrawn so that the new bar/restaurant next door could install tables and chairs for patrons. When I took the Corporation of London to task on this, they denied that a public right of way ever existed. Anyway, sorry to take the thread off subject.