Lovells Thames Path Reopening – An Enigmatic Message
The Lovell’s stretch of the Thames Path is ready to open any day. Photo shows the Drawdock section near the Dome (which will have reedbeds and everything) is coming along nicely – another couple of months maybe? Does this mean there’ll be a short window later this year when we can walk from Greenwich to the Dome on the Thames Path before they close it again for the cruise ship terminal development? Even if it is just for one day?
He goes on to ask an even more interesting question:
And will Greenwich Council say to the cruise ship lot “You can close the path for a month to do essential works for free but after that we’ll charge you £20K a week if you want to keep it closed” or something to that effect. That would have cost Lovell’s millions or much more likely they would have found a way to reinstate the path promptly.
And please let’s not have the excuse that developers need to import/export by river so there can’t be a path during development. Hanson’s ship tons of aggregates every day into the Victoria Deep Terminal and the path is never closed for more than a few seconds until the banksman waves you through. Until ten years ago you’d stumble along the alley after the power station through Anchor Iron wharf, completely unsupervised, with random chunks of scrap metal hurtling over your head.
Good points. Sadly I think I can guess what Greenwich Council’s closure conditions will be – ‘As long as you feel like it, mate, no hurrry…’
But we do have hope for the Lovell’s Wharf section now. In a very enigmatic statement they say:
“I am delighted to tell you that the footpath will be open this Friday and then the other path will be taken out of use to the public”.
Quite what they mean by ‘the other path’ is up for debate…
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