I really cannot see how Thames Water can believe that Deptford Church Street should be its preferred site. Small businesses already struggle to survive in this area and would be bound to suffer from further disruption, as would the pupils at St Joseph’s Primary School. The plan to close lanes on Deptford Church Street would also have a hugely negative impact on an area already heavily congested and suffering environmental overload.
You can read a transcript of the speech I made to the meeting here.
Those of you who object to these plans might be interested in joining the Don’t Dump on Deptford’s Heart campaign.