Greenwich Council Do Something Good
I am delighted to put my full support behind something Greenwich Council are doing.
No – really. I don’t always see eye to eye with them, but on their latest campaign, I’m right behind them. It’s just possible it’s pie-in-the-sky – but full marks to them for having a go.
They are trying to persuade Boris Johnson to give the same support to the riverboats that he does to the rest of London Transport. They want Oyster Cards to be useable on them, there to be a more frequent service, and, most importantly, for them to have the same kind of subsidy as is currently given to the buses and tubes.
This last one is the biggie, of course. As things stand, the Mayor’s current subsidy is due to end in July – but Greenwich Council want him not just to renew it, but to increase it. And good on them for trying.
I urge you to join in with this – the link to sign up is here.
Not such good news about the disgrace that is Greenwich Pier. For nostalgia purposes, here is the slightly scruffy but very sweet Victorian waiting room that was demolished a few months ago. It was, apparently, unsaveable, though try telling that to the guys in sunny St Kitts who have bought it to restore over there…