Out for a trot along the river I noticed that they are demolishing the landing stage opposite the Belfast ie on the cold side of the river). Anyone know what's going on? Likewise the Bermondsey St side of the car park/antiques market.
I'm still waiting to hear from Southwark as to why they have let a chunk of OUR Southwark park (near Norwegian church roundabout) be overtaken by a pet cemetry and fenced off.
Harry - did you see my response to your original post in "Another bit of green gone..." Or do you mean another plot of the park?
Lang Rabbie Wrote:
> Are we talking about the site on the corner of
> Lower Road and Jamaica Road in SE16?
> This is the Albins Memorial Garden - AFAIK for
> the ashes of people not pets
> IMHO, it is appallingly designed - in particular
> the new wall inside the railings on the road side.
> IIRC It is less of a blot seen from inside the
> park, because there is a hedge.
> What I don't know is whether Albins bought the
> site from Southwark or have always owned it - did
> they just accept money when the roundabout was
> rejigged for railings to match the realigned park
the thread got rather highjacked with a debate about Metro Central
I'm confused about this - is it Albin's Memorial Garden you're talking about, Harry? According to their website, it's been there since 1999 - is this not correct? I've certainly not noticed it before, but then I don't go that way much.
Sorry, I'm the culprit who hijacked the Green debate for Metro Central..but the point is that there is development going on which none of us really can nip in the bud...we need to keep abreast of the planning stages and get our word in at source. Who do we know at GHQ of the movers and shakers? We need a mole, urgently!!!
It is possible that Albins might have had to put a more secure (and uglier) boundary fence up if they have suffered vandalism in the memorial gardens.
Has the outer boundary deviated from the site plan on their website?
Because of the shortage of burial space for Southwark, I wouldn't be surpised if the Borough did some deal to provide space for a garden for ashes, but I would be concerned if Albins are making money out of selling columbarium plots within it.
Albins must be responsible for an awful lot of lucrative Death Notices classified advertising .... I wonder if the South London Press wouldl investigate any potential scandal about this site?