Thursday, 19 July 2012

Olympic Soldiers Patrol Lea Bank

Many of us feel like Leabank Square is under siege!! The Lea Towpath & Cycle path has been shut. This is despite the fact that the Olympics have 4 metre high electric fences, thousands of CCTV's cameras, dogs patrolling inside, vigilante boats sailing up & down, very noisy & irritating helicopters circling etc, etc - they still see the need to shut off the main cycle & pedestrian route for thousands of people daily.

Add to that - now we have to stare at these soldiers marching up & down the riverbank all day & night. Still - it's probably better tan seeing the previous G4s plastic police that used to walkie-talkie along up until they cocked up their contract with the ODA.

So while Mayor Boris is encouraging us to all walk, jog & cycle to work each day - you can only do it alongside the highly dangerous trucks, buses and rat-run cars thundering down Berkshire Road.


Derek said...

Please get someone to stop all the choppers man! Non-stop even til late in the night!

Anonymous said...

At least they protecting coke and macceedees

Anonymous said...

Watching all the self-congratulatory comments about the wonderful greenery of the Olympic Park reminded me about how you lost your park and got the toxic dust in return. Ian Sinclair was good on Channel 4 News this evening, talking about how we're wishing ourselves into a little fantasy - an enjoyable fantasy, maybe, but a fantasy all the same. It's good to have some occasional gritty reminders of the real world to hold onto.